TV, video and audio engineers


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TV, video and audio engineers service and repair domestic television, video and audio appliances.


Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification such as an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and may be supplemented by short courses delivered by manufacturers. NVQs/SVQs in Domestic Appliance Engineering are available at Level 3.

Typical tasks

  • examines equipment and observes reception to determine nature of defect;
  • uses electronic testing equipment to diagnose faults and check voltages and resistance;
  • dismantles equipment and repairs or replaces faulty components or wiring;
  • re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning and makes any necessary further adjustments;
  • carries out service tasks such as cleaning and insulation testing according to schedule.

Common job titles

Engineer, television
Installer, television
Engineer, video
Engineer, satellite
Tester, radio
Engineer, radio
Fitter, television
Mechanic, service
Engineer, electronics (television, video, audio repairing)
Engineer, radio and television
Engineer, field
Technician, radio
Technician, television and video
Engineer, installation, satellite
Engineer, installation
Engineer, service
Engineer, maintenance
Installer, satellite
Man, service, sales
Engineer, workshop
Engineer, audio
Mechanic, radio
Engineer, visual, audio
Electrician, radio
Technician, television
Technician, video
Fitter, radio
Technician, service (radio, television, video servicing)
Mechanic, television
Man, service
Fitter, maintenance