Electronics Engineering Technicians
Also called: Digital Tech (Digital Technician), Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech)
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
- Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
- Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Development environment software
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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