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Elektroniker/in für Gebäude- und Infrastruktursysteme - Electronics Technician for Building and Infrastructure Systems

Country: Germany
Type of training: Work-linked training
High School Leaving Certificate: Technical Baccalaureate
Training duration: Anytime

What would a house be without heating or an industrial hall without ventilation? As an electrical technician for building and infrastructure systems, you will professionally equip buildings with electronic systems such as air conditioning, heating and electrical systems. From schools to residential buildings to industrial buildings, your workplace can be different every day. You are not only involved in the construction, but you also provide the solution to problems. If a technical device, for example an air conditioning system, should go off, you can restart it. Training to become an electronics technician for building and infrastructure systems takes three and a half years, after which your career can begin.

Not all electronics technicians are the same, there are a total of 11 different areas of interest. Building and infrastructure systems is one of them. In the first year of training, all electronics engineers learn the same content, from the second year onwards you can fully concentrate on your area of interest. However, you must have already decided this before you start your training, you cannot change later.

What does an electronics technician do for building and infrastructure systems?

Your daily life revolves around all the electronic systems that can be found in buildings, such as air-conditioning, heating or electronic cables. You plan where and how the systems are to be used, you assist in the implementation of the plans and you are available in case of malfunctions. For your training as an electronics technician for building and infrastructure systems, you must therefore be able to use the tools as skilfully as you use your brain.

In this job, you work in a team on the one hand and in close cooperation with customers and clients on the other. Not everyone has as much technical understanding as you, so you need to be able to express yourself well in discussions with customers so that nothing stands in the way of the perfect implementation of your wishes. Since dealing with electricity always involves a certain amount of risk, you also need a strong sense of responsibility. Because if you don't follow the safety instructions, you are not only putting yourself and your colleagues at risk. Team players are particularly sought after when training to become an electronics technician for building and infrastructure systems.

What are the requirements for training?

In order to become an electronics technician for building and infrastructure systems, you need to have a very good technical understanding and dexterous hands. The school subjects in which you should not only have good grades, but also enjoy being are mathematics and physics. At least the basic arithmetic operations should be correct, because you, as an electronics engineer, cannot avoid arithmetic, for example when electrical quantities have to be determined. On the other hand, you do not need a specific school leaving certificate, among electronic engineers there are graduates from all types of schools.

Where can I work after training as an electronics engineer for building and infrastructure systems?

After completing your training as an electronics technician for building and infrastructure systems, you can find work in a wide variety of fields. For example, with suppliers of technical building equipment, in janitorial services, with companies that install lighting and signalling systems for roads and railways or in the real estate sector. You won't always have a roof over your head when you're working, for example when you're installing neon advertising or working in a hull. But it certainly won't get boring as an electronics technician for construction and infrastructure systems.

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