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Job An electrical engineer must … • find electrical problems. • repair electrical equipment. • rewire houses and other buildings. • install electrical systems. Electrical engineer (electrician) On the job Electricity Match the jobs with the definitions. 1 Apprenticeships • mechatronics engineer* • electrical engineer* (electrician) • event technologist • electronic engineer* Additional subjects at school • applied informatics • scientific basics and practice • technical drawing • specialised knowledge • specialised training 1 An electronic engineer 2 A mechatronics engineer 3 An electrical engineer 4 An event technologist looks after lighting, sound and multimedia technology of events. installs, services and repairs electrical equipment. combines elements of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and informatics. 1 develops, creates and installs electronic devices. Advantages • You have good working conditions. • You have fixed working hours. • It’s well-paid. • The work is varied. Requirements An electrical engineer should … • be technically skilled. • be good at maths. • be good with his hands. • have basic computer skills. Disadvantages • The work can be difficult. • The work can be dangerous. • You have to stand a lot. • You have to be very accurate. * These apprenticeships are modularised apprenticeships. These apprenticeships begin with a basic module (usually two years) to which different main modules (usually one year) are added. After you have completed the basic and the main modules, you may do an optional special module (half a year or a full year). The whole apprenticeship mustn’t take longer than four years. 78 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv