CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electronics Engineering Technicians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
 
Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems.
 
Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
 
Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
 
Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
 
Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.
 
Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
 
Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
 
Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools or software by reading or attending conferences, workshops or other training.
 
Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancement.
 
Write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications to assist engineers.
 
Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems and to provide information on product use.
 
Design basic circuitry and draft sketches for clarification of details and design documentation under engineers' direction, using drafting instruments and computer aided design (CAD) equipment.
 
Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans.
 
Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.
 
Fabricate parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.
 
Research equipment and component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times and ongoing operational costs.
 
Write computer or microprocessor software programs.
 
Survey satellite receival sites for proper signal level and provide technical assistance in dish location and installation, transporting dishes as necessary.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automation Technician
CNC Programmer (Computer Numerical Control Programmer)
Calibration Laboratory Technician
Calibration and Instrumentation Technician
Certified Control Systems Technician
Computer Engineering Technician
Controls Technician
Developmental Electronics Assembler
Digital Technician
Drafting Technician
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Equipment Technician
Electrical Instrument Repairer
Electrical Mechanical Fabrication Technician
Electrical Mechanical Technician
Electrical Technician
Electronic Development Technician
Electronic Specialist
Electronic Systems Technician (EST)
Electronics Engineering Technician
Electronics Technician
Electronics Test Technician
Engineering Aide
Engineering Technician
Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician)
Field Engineer
Instrument Mechanic
Instrument Repairer
Instrument Technician
Instrument Technician Apprentice
Instrument/Control Technician
Instrumentation Technician
Instrumentation/Controls/Electrical Systems Technician (ICE Technician)
Laser Technician
Laser/Electro-Optics Technician (LEOT)
Network Engineer
Process Analyst
Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech)
Research Instrumentation Technician
Semiconductor Development Technician
Technician
Test Engineer
Test Engineering Aide
Test Technician
Tube Rebuilder
Weapons System Instrument Mechanic
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electronics Engineering Technicians
 
 
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