Do you like challenges, are you comfortable with IT, good with your hands and creative? Then automation might be right for you!
Upper secondary level 1 (VG1) electrical discipline or Upper secondary level 1 (VG1) Technical industrial discipline, supplemented with Upper secondary level 2 (VG2) and Upper secondary level 3 (VG3) in Automation; followed by 18 months as apprentice in a company.
The work of an automation technician consists of maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing, installing, checking and adjusting electronic, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic metering, guidance and regulation systems.
The automation technician has a particular responsibility for designing systems with consideration for health, safety and the environment. The work must be performed in accordance with statutes, regulations and rules issued by the Norwegian Directorate for Product and Electrical Safety, the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority and other public supervisory bodies.
Automation technicians must cooperate with other technical disciplines that are responsible for operation and maintenance of process and production facilities. The automation technician corrects errors, optimises and assists in designing automation systems so that they fit the user’s needs. That is why it is important that automation technicians understand and take user needs into consideration.
A good fit for those who are:
Patient, precise and orderly in their work. Tackles unexpected incidents and solves problems. The work also demands a high degree of resourcefulness.