For an electrical technician job, the candidate should have the knowledge and experience to cater to as well as conduct general maintenance and installation. S/he will also need to be adept at troubleshooting, and be able to repair electrical or electronic equipment. The candidate will be expected to cater to general and preventative maintenance taking into account the guidelines for testing and maintaining various equipment. The electrical technician will be responsible for regular checks and ensure that the equipment is working properly. In case of troubleshooting, the candidate will need to identify challenges and issues with the equipment. The candidate should also be adroit in reading and comprehending schematics, blueprints, manuals, manufacturers' specifications, and diagrams which play an extremely important role to help know the main cause of the issue. The candidate should be capable of mending and refurbishing the myriad components that control the machinery and the automation equipment. S/he may also be required to do analysis of some equipment. He/she may also be expected to keep records of all the repair work, all the faults taken care of by date, machines looked into and more. As an electrical technician, the applicant would be needed to create, upkeep and repair electrical components of plugs and switches and other devices that require electricity.