Electrical and electronics technicians

£13,520 Average salary at age 20
£32,760 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week

Description

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.

Main 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.

Qualifications

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.

UK Prospects

31000 Workforce Size
1.03% Predicted growth 2020 - 2027
6705 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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