Electronics and Communications Technician

Summary

Electronics and communications technicians diagnose faults and repair electronic devices, including audiovisual, broadcast, business and medical equipment.

Duties & Tasks

Electronics and communications technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • attend to breakdowns in electronics and communications equipment
  • diagnose, test and rectify faults in electronic circuits and apparatus
  • troubleshoot digital subsystems, amplifiers and circuits
  • find and repair faults in complex power supplies
  • service broadcast, microwave and satellite technology
  • service analogue, digital and data equipment and signals
  • service fire and security alarm systems
  • repair cameras, television receivers, DVD players, computers, and business and medical equipment
  • dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology assemblies
  • install extra low voltage wiring systems
  • install electrical and electronic control systems.

Working Conditions

Electronics and communications technicians may work in workshops, private homes or manufacturers' factories. They may have a considerable amount of contact with the public. They may also work in confined spaces, have to stand for long periods and be required to work at heights on masts, towers and roofs.

Electronics and communications technicians must be aware of safety regulations and are often required to wear and use supplied protective equipment.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy mathematical and technical activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • aptitude for mechanics and electronics
  • able to do precise and detailed work
  • good communication skills.

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