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Elektroniker/in für Betriebstechnik - Industrial Electronics Technician

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

Whether at home or in the company - electronics is in all areas and has become an important part of our daily lives. With an electronics apprenticeship for industrial engineering, you can learn a lot and you will often become a Call for Help. Because if something is broken, it can't go on. Something like that is not only annoying, it can also be costly and the emergency savior, electronics technician for industrial engineering, is exactly what you need. With an electrical diagram, the necessary tools and sometimes the laptop under your arm, you can then get on with the troubleshooting. But of course, you are not only called upon to repair systems, you also program machines and systems, maintain them and instruct users in their use. The training to become an electronics engineer for industrial technicians is therefore very rich, but also extremely interesting.

What does an electronics technician do for industrial engineering?

First of all, you are responsible for all electronic work. This means that you install electrical components in a wide variety of areas, such as power supplies or industrial operating systems. You also have to regularly maintain them, develop them, upgrade them and, of course, repair them in case of failure. In energy companies, for example, you make sure that the systems work perfectly every day and that no one has to do without their electricity. Like a detective, you go out looking for trouble.

Of course, that's not all. You could also be called a multi-tasker, as you program, configure and test security systems and devices. You could also play a bit of a boss, as you oversee the work of contractors and others during installation and instruct future users on operation. You are particularly well suited for this, as after your training as an electronics technician for industrial engineering, you will be responsible for programming, configuring systems and designing system modifications and extensions.

What do I learn in training to become an electronics technician for industrial engineering?

There are many cables in machines and systems that transmit information as well as electricity. That is why you will learn in your training to become an industrial engineering electronics technician to read circuit diagrams and to install the electrical interior correctly. Because in your profession they say "Be careful with electricity!" Every day. Whether you're repairing, checking or adjusting machines, they all run on electricity. That means you are living in dangerous conditions. You need to be aware of this before your apprenticeship as an industrial engineering electrical technician. It is important to protect yourself here, every day.

In order to protect other users with limited electronics skills, you install proven safety technology. And since each facility is used to produce a wide variety of goods, they are of course full of advanced technology. These processes can be controlled with a built-in computer, but it must first be properly programmed and set up - that's where you get back in the game. During your electrical technician apprenticeship for industrial engineering, you'll learn what exactly is important here.

How do the operational areas of operator and installer differ?

You can decide whether you want to work in the operator or installer operational area. As an electrical technician for industrial engineering as an operator, your duties include measuring and testing electronic circuits, programming systems and commissioning them, or developing electronic design materials. As an installer, your main tasks are setting up construction sites and checking systems. After training as an electronics technician for industrial engineering as an installer, it is especially important that you speak English well, as you will be dealing with a lot of English text.

But as with many other professions, not everyone is suited for it. In order to successfully complete an apprenticeship as an electrical technician for industrial engineering and to be able to work in the profession later on, you need to meet a few requirements.

What requirements must I have?

First and foremost, of course, you must be interested in technology and electronics - that's clear. But also manual skills, care and patience are needed here - because just throwing the computer against the wall if it doesn't work, it wouldn't be particularly good. In addition, teamwork in the electrical engineering profession for industrial engineering is very important. And for you to take something away from school, good math and physics skills can't hurt here. Overall, training to become an electrical technician for industrial engineering takes 3.5 years, but can also be shortened if grades are good. So it's worth it to take a breather.

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