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Electronics Service Engineer

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€30k > 70 
Electronics/Electrical Engineer
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€30 - 70 
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Last Updated: April, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Television service engineers repair television, radio, video and hi-fi equipment.


The Work header image

Television service engineers repair television sets, radios, video recorders and hi-fi equipment. They work either as field engineers who visit customers' homes or business premises, or in workshops doing repairs.  
 
Field engineers discuss the problem with the customer and inspect the equipment. They study the wiring diagrams and specifications and then look for the fault. They replace or remove worn or damaged parts using tools like screwdrivers and soldering gear. Next, they reassemble and adjust the equipment until it works correctly and safely.  
 
Field engineers can make between eight and ten calls a day; this depends on the complexity of the work and the amount of travelling involved. If the engineer cannot repair the equipment on site, they take it back to the workshop.  
 
Workshop engineers repair appliances brought in by customers or field engineers. Their work may be complex and time-consuming; they may have to order spare parts or send the appliance back to the manufacturers. The workshop engineer has to make sure that the equipment is working correctly and safely before returning it to the customer.  
 
Where they work in customers' homes in the local area, the employer normally provides a car or a van. The work can involve heavy lifting, and a lot of kneeling and bending. Repair work can be dirty so engineers often wear overalls or a uniform. They may wear an identification badge.

 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.

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Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.

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Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.

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Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.

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Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.

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Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.

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Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.

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Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.

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Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.

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Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:  Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

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Handling and Moving Objects:  Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Controlling Machines and Processes:  Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:  Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Mechanical:  Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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Engineering and Technology:  Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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Mathematics:  Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Quality Control Analysis:   Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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Operation Monitoring:   Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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Repairing:   Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Troubleshooting:   Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Equipment Maintenance:   Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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Installation:   Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Complex Problem Solving:   Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Equipment Selection:   Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

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Operation and Control:   Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

To be a television service engineer, you need patience and a thorough, logical and methodical approach to problem solving. You must enjoy practical work, and be able to handle hand and power tools safely. You need the ability to understand technical drawings, circuit diagrams and service manuals. You need numerical skills to make calculations and solve technical problems.  
 
Television service engineers must be physically fit, to lift and move heavy equipment. You will be dealing with customers, so you must be polite, friendly and helpful. You must have good communication skills to explain problems and repairs clearly, in plain English.


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Organisation: Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
  Address: Head Office, 27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 676 5831
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