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Electronics technician (m/f/d)

Electronics technicians: performing interesting tasks in both the craft and the industrial sector

The job title 'electronics technician' refers to the training occupation of electrician. Electronics technicians are thus responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and devices. Depending on their specialisation, be it telecommunications technology, devices and systems, automation technology, building technology or operating technology, various jobs in different industries are available. Contact us and benefit from our comprehensive consulting service!

Which opportunities do electronics technicians have on the labour market?

Electronics technicians can work in both the craft and the industrial sector. Their employers operate in different industries, such as energy, automotive, measurement and control technology, medical engineering or information and communications technology. Many of these employers offer their trainee electronics technicians the chance to stay in the company after the successful completion of their training. As there is a shortage of skilled electronics technicians, their career prospects are excellent. The increasing digitalisation and automation have also a positive impact on the situation of electronics technicians.

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Are you looking for a job as an electronics technician?

Electronics technicians have a wide range of tasks related to the installation and maintenance of electrical machines. If you are looking for a new job as an electronics technician with your knowledge and skills, then let's start your next career step together.

Are you looking for an experienced electronics technician?

Does your company need strong support in the maintenance of electrical equipment? Then an electronics technician is exactly the position you should fill, because they are also responsible for the automation of industrial plants and are therefore in high demand.

Are you looking for a new project as an electronics technician?

Are you an expert in the installation, testing and production of electrical systems? Then expand your expertise further in a new, exciting project as an electronics technician with Hays.

What do electronics technicians do?

As an electronics technician, you will have a wide range of tasks. Depending on the industry and position, you are already involved in the planning phase and develop switching systems, select assemblies or prepare layout designs. All this work is done in close coordination with your customers. Afterwards, the systems or machines are assembled. As a system electronics technician, you also deal with measuring and testing procedures.

  • Installation of machines, components and equipment
  • Maintenance and servicing of equipment and systems
  • Customer service
  • Monitoring and optimisation of electronic systems
  • Human Resources Management
  • Production process testing


Which hard skills and soft skills should electronics technicians have?

An appropriate training, usually in dual form, is essential to start a career as an electronics technician. As part of such a training, for which they choose a specialisation, electronics technicians learn all the required basics. Furthermore, they should have a good know-how regarding regular assembly tasks and should be familiar with the common procedures. They also need to be able to use industry-specific software. In the light of quickly changing environments, such as the energy sector or the area of operating technology, further training is advantageous, too.

  • Good craft skills
  • A good technical understanding
  • IT skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good drawing skills for the preparation of circuit diagrams and production plans
  • Foreign language skills (English)

Electronics technician salary: How much can I earn?

The starting salary for trained electronics technicians averages between 30.000 and 43.000 euros a year gross. With increasing professional experience, management tasks and further training, you can increase your earnings accordingly after a few years. Furthermore, the size of the company as well as its location are relevant for the salary negotiation of electronics technicians.

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