Electronics technicians wanted,
no matter their specialization

Professional training is essential when handling electrical voltage and current; most employers mention this in their requirement profiles (92.6 %). Frequently, they do not even name a specific specialization, or name several options that are possible for the position. Most often, they are only generally looking for “electronics technicians.” Electronics technicians for energy and building engineering and mechatronics technicians are also often specifically named.

Employers now and again request that technicians have advanced training as an electrical engineer, master, or technician. Interestingly, this is the case even for some positions that are not management positions. On construction sites or in projects, employers need specialists with additional qualifications, for instance to complete acceptance procedures for systems or handle more complex problems.   

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

Experience is negotiable

Around three out of ten employers find professional experience “desirable” when evaluating job seekers (29.7 %). This implies that they may turn a blind eye and consider applicants who completed their journeyman's examination not too long ago. However, professional experience is required to apply for almost a quarter of the positions, although the amount of experience may not be described in detail. Job advertisements may include statements like “multiple years of” or “initial” experience (10.6 and 6.0 %).

Occasionally, employers may hire based on a job seeker’s potential at the start of their career or when they change careers (20 and 13 mentions, respectively) and give them an opportunity to make up for experience they lack at their companies.

Speak German at the construction site

Training and relevant experience seem sufficient for most available jobs. A class B driver's license is the most frequently mentioned additional qualification required (50.0 %).

Employers only address language skills in three out of ten cases. Normally, they want applicants to be able to read and write German (24.0 %). Only 25 positions require specialists to have fluency in English. Most likely, the field of work itself is the reason foreign languages are not very important: Almost half of electricians will work in building installation; good German skills are more important there than foreign languages.