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.