Electrical & Electronic Trades N.e.c.
Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 524: Electrical and Electronic Trades.
- Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations
- Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment
- Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings
- Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment
- Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments
- Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing
- Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines
- Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment
- Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects
- Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
There are no formal academic requirements although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually by apprenticeship and combines practical work experience and technical training. NVQs/ SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3. Manufacturers may run specialised courses related to their products.
What could I earn?
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £32,000 per annum and can progress up to £38,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 7,203 employed Electrical & Electronic Trades N.e.c. in the region.