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Industrial Controls Technician, Non-CPP


Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.  Not a participant in the Career Progression Program (CPP).

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems
  • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems
  • Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications
  • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems
  • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly
  • Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions
  • Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components
  • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance
  • Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts
  • Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments
  • Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications
  • Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair
  • Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions
  • Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements
  • Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired
  • Operate motor vehicles

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • One (1) year of appropriate experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license required


  • Will not directly supervise
  • May serve as Team Lead for three or more employees
  • May work as shift or crew leader in the absence of supervisor

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