Profession radio technician

Radio technicians install, adjust, test, maintain, and repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems. They also monitor their performance and determine causes of faults.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Electronics principles

    The study of electric energy, more specifically electron, control and its prominent principles regarding integrated circuits and electrical systems.

  • Analog electronics theory

    The theory based on analogue circuits in which volumes (voltage or current) continuously vary over time.

  • Electromagnetism

    The study of electromagnetic forces and the interaction between electric and magnetic fields. The interaction between electrically charged particles can create magnetic fields with a certain range or frequency and electricity can be produced by the changing of these magnetic fields.

Skills

  • Maintain radio communications equipment

    Perform testing or repairing activities on radio transmitting and receiving equipment, such as testing control circuits.

  • Maintain electronic equipment

    Check and repair electronic equipment. Detect malfunction, locate faults and take measures to prevent damage.

  • Estimate duration of work

    Produce accurate calculations on time necessary to fulfil future technical tasks based on past and present information and observations or plan the estimated duration of individual tasks in a given project.

  • Use repair manuals

    Apply the information, such as periodic maintenance charts, step by step repair instructions, troubleshooting information and overhaul procedures to perform routine maintenance and repairs.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Interpret technical information for electronic repair work

    Analyse and understand given technical information for electronic repair work.

  • Calibrate electronic instruments

    Correct and adjust the reliability of an electronic instrument by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results. This is done in regular intervals which are set by the manufacturer and using calibration devices.

  • Inspect cables

    Examine cables and lines to detect possible breakage or damage.

  • Interpret electronic design specifications

    Analyse and understand detailed electronic design specifications.

  • Operate electronic measuring instruments

    Tend a wide variety of devices for measuring electronic characteristics of system components, such as optical power meter, fibre power meter, digital power meter and multimeter.

  • Install monitors for process control

    Plan and deploy a system of monitors for controlling specific processes in an organisation or a system.

  • Operate signal generator

    Tend electronic devices or software tone generators that produce digital or analog repeating or non-repeating electronic signals in order to design, test and repair electronic and acoustic equipment.

  • Install electronic communication equipment

    Set up and deploy digital and analogue electronic communications. Understand electronic diagrams and equipment specifications.

  • Assemble telecommunications devices

    Put together the parts and components of devices using technological methods for the transmission and reception of information.

  • Solder electronics

    Operate and use soldering tools and soldering iron, which supply high temperatures to melt the solder and to join electronic components.

Optional knowledge and skills

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