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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Analog Circuit Designer
  • Analog Device Designer
  • Applied Technologist
  • Building Components Designer
  • Circuit Designer
  • Communications Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technologist
  • Digital Circuit Designer
  • Electronic Parts Designer
  • Electronics Department Manager
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What They Do

  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • 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.
  • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Recognition and Support in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.



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