Bench Technicians

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Bench Technicians

Bench Technicians - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, industrial electronics repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of social contact. They regularly work with the people who operate the equipment.
  • Communicate by telephone and in person on a daily basis. They also communicate by e-mail, letters, and memos, but less often.
  • Sometimes work in a group or as part of a team.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by others.
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  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of customers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Usually work indoors. Some work sites may not have heating or air conditioning.
  • They may occasionally work outdoors if equipment is located there.
  • Wear protective equipment, such as goggles and hardhats, on a weekly basis.
  • Are often exposed to noises that are loud or distracting.
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  • Sometimes are exposed to hazardous conditions, situations, and equipment on the factory floor.
  • Sometimes are exposed to contaminants, such as chemicals leaking from equipment.
  • May be exposed to very hot or cold temperatures, depending on location.
  • Often work in cramped places when repairing small or hard-to-reach equipment.
  • Work near others, often within a few feet.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work. Every time equipment breaks down, companies lose money. Errors could have serious consequences.
  • Make decisions that affect clients on a weekly basis. They usually don't consult a supervisor before deciding a course of action.
  • Set most daily tasks and goals without consulting a supervisor first.
  • Work under moderate stress and pressure. Customers may have high expectations for the amount of time it takes to fix equipment.
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  • Abide by strict daily deadlines.
  • Repeat the same tasks and physical activities.
  • Sometimes must match the pace of work to the speed of equipment.


  • Generally work a set schedule.
  • Usually work 40 hours per week.
  • May work days, evenings, or weekends.
  • May be on-call to come in for emergencies.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.