Electrical or electronics technician

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Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Current Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II or a BTEC/ SQA award. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.

Desired Skills

Active Learning
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Mathematics
Active Listening
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New Job Opportunities
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An 2.0% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

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Salaries

£39,936

Potential

£25,448

Average

£16,263

Entry level

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