Duties of
electronics technicians

Most common duties: Maintenance and installation

Employers most often list operational tasks in their job advertisements. According to these ads, the everyday work of many electricians includes maintaining and repairing existing systems and equipment. They must document this work carefully, since certain inspection and maintenance intervals are required by law. Almost three out of ten ads for electrical specialists say their jobs will involve analyzing errors and correcting faults. 15.4 % of the ads are for specialists working directly in technical service, and require on-call duty.

Four out of ten of the ads are for specialists to install technical systems and equipment. One third of job advertisements are directed towards experienced job seekers who can complete acceptance procedures for and operate systems. Before commissioning, however, systems need to be carefully tested and measured in order to ensure they operate without errors. Almost one out of four specialists is also expected to handle installation work.

Some of the job descriptions also include non-technical duties (17.7 %). Employers often indicate that customer meetings, for instance, will be part of the duties for the advertised position. Electronics technicians are often in contact with building developers, in particular for private construction projects – whether to coordinate work or explain the installed systems.

Quelle: DEKRA Akademie 2023
Basis: 350 Stellenangebote (Mehrfachnennungen)

Management: Overview of the bigger picture

A comparatively high percentage of the positions are directed towards candidates interested in management responsibilities. One in seven positions is a management position (14.0 %): The most in-demand past experience for job seekers is past project planning and management experience (30 mentions), and in eleven cases they will be expected to act as team leaders. Job descriptions, accordingly, also include “classic” management tasks such as coordinating and leading projects (10.3 %) or training and instructing installation workers (6.3 %).