Electrical and Electronic Trades
Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations.
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New workers start around £21373. Normal pay is £34897 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £49769.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.
- Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
- Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.
- Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.
- Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
- Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.
- Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.
- Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.
- Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.
- Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.
- Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.