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Electrical Equipment & Electronics

Why get into electrical & electronics production?

The American comedian, Dave Barry, tells us that “electricity is made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons that you cannot see with the naked eye, unless you’ve been drinking.”

Mr Barry makes a good point. I mean, who actually knows what goes on in those wires shooting through our walls and floorboards? I’ll tell you who: the people who work in electrical equipment production, that’s who - and if the idea of working with electricity grabs you, a graduate job in this very field could be right up your alley!

What do I need to work in electrical & electronics production?

Understandably, you really have to know your electronics to work in this area of manufacturing and production. The work you do can be extremely varied. You could work in car production, wiring the brake systems; or for a mobile phone company, overseeing the electronics production line. These days, most large companies will use electronics for the development of their products, so the work you do can be massively important.

As you can imagine, a good knowledge of computers and electronics is pretty essential. You need to know your way around motherboards, chips and electronic paraphernalia like the back of your hand. If something goes wrong, you need to know how to fix it and how to act quickly.

It’s also definitely a good idea to have an extensive understanding of the machines and tools that you are going to be using, such as computer numerical control equipment.

What can I do in an electrical & electronics production career?

There are a number of roles you could pursue in this area of manufacturing and production.

The most popular is that of the electronic production manager. The production manager’s job is all about keeping manufacturing processes and procedures in check, through extensive planning and supervision.

Their responsibility is to make sure that each and every production run is carried out efficiently, cost-effectively and to a remarkably high standard. For more information, check out the Production Management & Planning subsector!

The production manager will work closely with the engineers to make sure any problems are dealt with immediately and repaired as quickly as possible. This could mean working on anything from smartphones to aeroplane computer systems.

Electronics engineers are the other key players in this game. These guys apply their expert knowledge of electronics, physics and mechanical components to make sure everything ticks along nicely!

Check out the Electrical & Electronic Engineering subsector for more info now!

Fancy being part of the team that invents the first teleportation machine (electricity-powered, of course)? Those guys are going to make some big bucks; if I were you, I’d get involved in electrical equipment production now!

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