Industrial Electronics and Control Technician

Industrial Electronics and Control Technicians select, install, commission, fault find and maintain equipment and systems for the control of industrial plant, machines and processes.

Personal requirements of an Industrial Electronics and Control Technician may include:

  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good communications skills
  • Good maths and science
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Manual Dexterity

Industrial Electronics and Control Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital subsystems of electronic controls
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
  • Install and configure Internetworking systems
  • Install and administer Unix based computers
  • Apply lead-free soldering techniques
  • Use engineering applications software
  • Develop structured programs for control sub systems to access external devices
  • Assemble electronic apparatus
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Implement & monitor, policies & procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotech work practice

Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12. Further experience required include an electrical apprenticeship or traineeship and Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control.