Repairs, tests, adjusts, or installs electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Tests faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
- Studies blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
- Repairs or adjusts equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
- Maintains equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
- Inspects components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
- Performs scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
- Calibrates testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
- Examines work orders and converses with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
- Sets up and tests industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
- Operates equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.