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Career Details :: Electronics Engineering Technicians
Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile-control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine-tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Reads blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
- Assembles circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand tools and power tools.
- Fabricates parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.
- Tests electronics unit, using standard test equipment, to evaluate performance and determine needs for adjustments.
- Designs basic circuitry and sketches for design documentation, as directed by engineers, using drafting instruments and computer-aided design equipment.
- Assists engineers in development of testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and circuitry or installation specifications by writing reports and recording data.
- Adjusts and replaces defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Avionics Technicians
- Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Electrical Engineering Technicians
- Electronic Drafters
- Mechanical Engineers
General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Drafting & Specifying Technical Devices, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done