Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

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 20 - 80 weeks
Average pay $85,094
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 500

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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Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Appliance Service
Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation
Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control