Electronics Engineering Technologists

Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.

Median Annual Wage: $61,580

Education: Associate's degree (62%); Bachelor's degree (28%); Post-secondary certificate (10%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Professor; Electronics Technology Instructor; Electronics Department Manager; Electronics Technology Department Chair

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronics Engineering Technologists.

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  • Modify, maintain, and repair electronics equipment and systems to ensure that they function properly.
  • Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
  • Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
  • Conduct or supervise the installation and operation of electronic equipment and systems.
  • Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
  • Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
  • Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.
  • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
  • Analyze and implement engineering designs for producing electronic devices and systems and microprocessor-based control applications, applying principles of mathematics, digital signal processing, network analysis, and computer engineering.
  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures.
  • Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Evaluate machine or process control requirements to develop device or controller specifications suited to operating environments.
  • Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronics Engineering Technologists.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronics Engineering Technologists.

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