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 equipmentdiagnose, test and rectify faults in electronic circuits and apparatustroubleshoot digital subsystems, amplifiers and circuitsfind and repair faults in complex power suppliesservice broadcast, microwave and satellite technologyservice analogue, digital and data equipment and signalsservice fire and security alarm systemsrepair cameras, television receivers, DVD players, computers, and business and medical equipmentdismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology assembliesinstall extra low voltage wiring systemsinstall 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.