Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment

Control Technician, Electrical and Instrument Technician (E and I Tech), Electronic Technician, I and C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician)

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What they do:
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
On the job, you would:
  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


  • customer service
  • management

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Facilities management software

  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Maintenance management software

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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