Industry report: Professions from the professional field of electrical work

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If you like to tinker around with electronic and technical devices or repair these, you may be well suited for the professional field of electrical work. Electrified? Then read on!

An apprentice repairs a machine.
In the apprenticeship you learn for example to repair technical and electronic devices.


An apprentice explains something to an apprentice while she is pointing to a dial gauge.
Accuracy and care are decisive with your work.

Production mechanics work in assembly halls and in storage rooms. As an apprentice you learn to assemble products such as household devices, motor vehicles or medical devices. First of all you join individual parts or modules. Then you ensure that the ready-assembled products function without any problems and comply with the quality stipulations of the company. In addition, you repair machines or plants, which have a technical defect or an interference.

With the apprenticeship as an electronics technician handicraft you can decide between the three subject areas of Energy and Building Technology, Information and Telecommunications Technology or Automation Technology. In accordance with your subject area you are responsible for assembling plants or machines or for configuring software. Your work also includes searching for errors and remedying interferences. It is important in all electrical professions that you work carefully and have handicraft skills and technical understanding.


An instructor explains the functioning of a technical plant to an apprentice.
Technical understanding is a basic prerequisite for the apprenticeship in the electrical field.

Industrial electronics technicians also work in the electrical field. In the apprenticeship you can either specialise in the subject area of operating technology or in devices and systems.

  • As an industrial electronics technician of the subject area of operating technology you learn e.g. to install switching and measuring devices, how to check their safety and to maintain these. Therefore, you must also be able to recognise and remedy technical faults.
  • As an industrial electronics technician for devices and systems you will install and configure, for example, IT systems, will produce individual electronic parts, devices and systems yourself and will put them into operation.

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Status: 05.09.2018