Electronics Trades Worker Ringarehe Tāhiko

Electronics trades workers assemble, install, test, operate and service electronic parts and equipment.

Electronics trades workers may need to be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board, depending on their speciality.

Electronics trades workers may do some or all of the following:

  • install, maintain and fix electronic equipment, instruments and control systems
  • run tests to check for faults, and collect and analyse the data
  • repair problems and replace any faulty parts
  • keep records of the faults they find, and the repairs or maintenance they carry out
  • re-assemble electronic equipment.

Physical Requirements

Electronics trades workers need to have good hand-eye co-ordination and normal colour vision, as electrical components are often colour-coded.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for electronics trades workers includes:

  • work at electronics businesses, such as selling appliances or making deliveries
  • work involving electrical or electronic components
  • mechanical work.

Personal Qualities

Electronics trades workers need to be:

  • safety-conscious
  • observant, accurate and methodical
  • able to follow instructions.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for electronics trades workers includes:

  • work at electronics businesses, such as selling appliances or making deliveries
  • work involving electrical or electronic components
  • mechanical work.

Subject Recommendations

No specific secondary education is required for this job, but English, maths, science, physics, chemistry and technology to at least NCEA Level 2 are useful.

Electronics Trades Workers can earn around $40K-$70K per year per year.

Chances of getting a job as a Electronics Trades Worker are good due to a shortage of people interested in this type of work.

Electronics trades workers may progress to set up their own business.

Electronics trades workers can specialise in a number of roles, including:

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