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Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

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  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Industrial Measurement and Control Technician.

Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Electronics Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Electronics Trades Workers group include Business Machine Mechanic, Communications Operator, Electronic Equipment Trades Worker, Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) and Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class).

Employment prospects
There are currently 7,900 Electronics Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,130.60

Hourly earnings
$29.70

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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