In the Air Force:
Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35; Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Journeyman; Electrical Power Production Journeyman; Munitions Systems Helper; Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice; Sensor Operator Apprentice, MQ-1; Sensor Operator Craftsman, MQ-9; Sensor Operator Journeyman, RQ-4; Sensor OperatorApprentice, MC-12
In the Army:
AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor; Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer; Avionic Mechanic; Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer; Radio Operator-Maintainer; Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer; Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer; Utilities Equipment Repairer
In the Marine Corps:
Air Support Operations Operator; Aircraft Avionics Technician, CH-53; Aircraft Avionics Technician, V-22; Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, EA-6; Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, KC-130; Aviation Communication Systems Technician; Avionics/Maintenance Technician, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS); Communication/Navigation/Cryptographic/Countermeasures Systems Technician, IMA; Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician; Mobile Facility Technician; Tactical Air Operations/Air Defense Systems Technician
In the Navy:
Aviation Electrician's Mate; CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician; CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface; Construction Electrician; Electrician's Mate; Electricians Mate, Nuclear Power; Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical); Information Systems Technician Submarines; LDO - Electronics, Surface
A foundation of logical thinking fueled by math and mechanical skills guides electrical and electronics engineering technicians to help engineers develop a range of useful products including computers medical devices navigational equipment… and more. Electrical engineering technicians draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify engineers’ designs. They put electrical control equipment prototypes and systems together, identify design problems, and then come up with ways to solve them. They also test parts to ensure their quality, and write up reports on their findings. Electronics engineering technicians use machine tools to make parts, such as coils and terminal boards. They resolve equipment malfunctions and maintain electronic systems, including testing components and replacing defective circuits. They also design basic circuitry and build prototypes from simple plans. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians work in offices, laboratories, and factories and may be exposed to hazards from equipment or toxic materials. However, injuries are rare if proper procedures are followed. Depending on production schedules, technicians may work day or night shifts. A standard workweek is more typical in federal government jobs. Most positions require an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology.
What they do:
Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.
On the job, you would:
Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments.
Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
product and service development
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
reading work related information
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
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
listen and understand what people say
read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
Hand and Finger Use
put together small parts with your fingers
hold or move items with your hands
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Analytical or scientific software
The MathWorks MATLAB
Development environment software
Microsoft Visual Basic
National Instruments LabVIEW
certificate after high school or associate's degree usually needed
Get started on your career:
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