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Becoming an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
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Becoming an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

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Also known as Instrument and Control Service Person.
Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs electronic instruments and control systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,131
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 7,900

What does an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) do?

  • examining and testing machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults
  • adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments
  • reassembling, test operating and adjusting equipment
  • advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunctions
  • receiving messages by interpreting code and converting to plain language, and writing and typing messages for transmission
  • monitoring radio traffic, and transmitting and receiving voice messages
  • installing electronic instruments and control systems


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