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Technician Job Description

We are looking for a technician to manage and instal electrical wiring for all building projects. In this position, you will work with builders and architects, and instal and maintain electrical wiring systems. You must be able to follow safety practises and regulations to meet high-quality standards. You will review and compare pricing, log materials needed and used, and track plan changes.

Technician Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyse electrical systems
  • Collaborate with engineers to determine the best placement for wiring
  • Update old electrical systems for improvements, safety, and quality control
  • Repair broken wiring and equipment
  • Analyse tests to track results and make improvements
  • Work with building team and make recommendations
  • Perform calibrations for placement of electronic components
  • Test devices for improvement, safety, and quality control
  • Responsible for all required electrical qualification tests on projects and ensure compliance with all outside parties involved
  • Modify systems to be environmentally friendly
  • Participate in test runs and meet safety regulations

Technician Skills and Requirements

  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multitask on various projects
  • Able to recommend projects, product improvements, or cost reductions
  • Understanding of electrical regulations
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Technical school degree and certification for technicians
  • Experience as a technician or technician apprentice
  • Excellent communication
  • Knowledge of property and safety regulations
  • Strong mathematical and technical skills
  • Strict attention to detail

Personalising Your Technician Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.

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