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.
Also called: Digital Tech (Digital Technician), Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech)

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Mentor Graphics ModelSim
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley MicroStation

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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