by Rishabh Chaturvedi
February 20, 2019
An Electronics Mechanic assembles, fabricates, tests, troubleshoots and repairs electrical equipment. When working for an employer, an Electronics Mechanic has a lot of duties and responsibilities. They are supposed to learn and understand the specifications required in the machine and work accordingly. The ability to understand and solve problems are highly appreciated in the field.
Duties and responsibilities-
- Understanding the specifications of the employer, client, colleague or customer
- Working within the framework of the task set
- Troubleshooting problems arising in own or someone else’s work
- Test various machinery and solve problems arising, if any
- Innovating new methods and techniques
What are the various requirements an employer would look for?
An electronics mechanic can get certified from many places. An employer will look for the following in the job applicant-
- 10th pass and Industrial Training Institute(ITI) Certificate for Engineering Trades
- National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) Skill Certificate for Electronics Mechanic
- Diploma in Electronics or Advance Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineers
Apart from qualifications, employers would value job experience. In a new job applicant, employers will look for the following-
- Knowledge of important things like Integrated Circuits(ICs), Printed Circuit Boards(PCBs), UPS, AC/DC measurements and other technical terms and their maintenance
- Basic computer knowledge
- Efficiency in work
- Good understanding of instructions and learning capability
- Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team
Where are these jobs available?
Electronic firms, railways, airlines, car manufacturers, factories, workshops and many other places that use electronics or mechanicals hire Electronics Mechanics. A skilled mechanic can also open their own workshop.
What are the tools used in the job?
The job of an Electronics Mechanic makes use of a lot of tools. Some of these are-
- Soldering kit
- Wire strippers
- Magnifying glass, etc
Do’s and Don’t for the job
- Understand the requirements properly
- Complete the entire task without compromising on even the smallest details
- Learn to work with the newest tools
- Never mislead the client or employer about your skillset
- Never try to get the job done any which way
- Never work on sensitive machinery without understanding it