Electronics technician for industrial engineering (m/f/d)

What do you do as an electronics technician for industrial engineering? 

Today, nothing works without electricity. Smartphones, computers, servers – they all consume electricity. The same applies to industry. Building systems and operating facilities are complex structures that need to be supplied with electricity at all times. As an electronics technician for industrial engineering, this is exactly your job. Your work will focus on the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. To do this, you first study construction and circuit diagrams. This requires a lot of brainpower, because in electronics for industrial engineering you are always dealing with new devices. For example, one day you will be wiring a control unit and the next day you will be investigating why a robot is no longer working. You will also install cable routing systems and electrical equipment and program the necessary control technology. As you can see, as an electronics technician for industrial engineering, nothing works without you these days.

Where are you needed?

Without electricity, the economy stands still. That’s why every company needs electronics technicians for industrial engineering. For you, this means that you can choose from various options. In mechanical engineering, for example, you will mainly work with production systems. There you will install and maintain the electronics that ensure that cars or other devices are produced. But you can also use your skills in power generation, for example in power plants and transformer stations. In both professions, you will also regularly work with automatic robots, which you will also supply with energy.

What should you bring with you? 

Voltage, resistance, strength – are you interested in the various physical quantities? Then the dual apprenticeship in electronics for industrial engineering is the right place for you. Your future training company also wants you to have an intermediate school-leaving certificate. But you can also shine with other qualities in your application. Perhaps you enjoy tinkering with devices yourself in your free time? This shows that you are interested in how electrical devices work. An internship in a craft business will also help you with your application. It is also very important that you are aware that working with electricity means a lot of responsibility. Safety always comes first!

Your apprenticeship at a glance

  • Duration 3.5 years
  • If you perform very well, you can shorten the training period to up to 2.5 years.
  • Theory at vocational school, practice at the training company
  • Diverse training content from installing and connecting electrical equipment to measuring and analyzing electrical systems, installing and commissioning electrical systems and configuring IT systems
  • Even after your apprenticeship, you can continue your education in various ways. For example, you can become an industrial foreman specializing in electronics, which will enable you to take on management tasks. Or you can start a degree course, for example in electrical engineering. This allows you to shape your own career.

Training period:

3.5 years

Recommended school-leaving qualification:

high school

Average salary:

1st year: € 1,032 to € 1,154
2nd year: € 1,083 to € 1,187
3rd year: € 1,159 to € 1,261
4th year: € 1,238 to € 1,329

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