Electronics Engineering Technologist

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Associate's degree

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What They Do

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

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Modifies, maintains, or repairs electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replaces defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Sets up and operates specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Prepares or maintains design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
  • Assembles circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
  • Provides support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
  • Inspects newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
  • Selects electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Educates equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
  • Supervises the installation or operation of electronic equipment or systems.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Communications Technologist
  • Electronics Department Manager
  • Electronics Technology Department Chair
  • Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Field Service Technician
  • Field Technical Specialist
  • System Technologist
  • Systems Technician
  • Systems Technologist