Matt S is a floor runner on a TV set. He started off doing computing at university, but the lure of the media was too great. He started working as an extra, and had to put in a lot of effort to get his first job in production, which was unpaid. "I just knew that showing the enthusiasm for the job would get me future work and show that I was willing, more than willing, to do anything for the job."
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DescriptionTV, video and audio engineers service and repair domestic television, video and audio appliances.
QualificationsEntrants 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.
- 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.
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