Automation technicians work in fields such as control engineering, power distribution, electrical engineering, industrial automation or process technology. In collaboration with other professionals they process orders or projects, and develop or design solutions for control and automation tasks. They participate in planning and monitoring production processes and prepare technical documentation. They build apparatus, machines, equipment and automation systems, commissioning them and carrying out maintenance.
Automation technicians enjoy arithmetic and algebra. They like experimenting and have an interest in technical matters, especially electrical engineering. They work in a thorough, painstaking and precise manner. The capacity for abstract thought is one of their strengths. They are reliable and take responsibility for their work. Developments in their profession call for a high degree of readiness to undertake further training. For attending vocational college classes at Level G, the requirement is the intermediate level of a three-part Senior High School. Level E generally requires the top level at Senior High School.
Duration: 4 years