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