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Electronics Engineering Technologists

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

    Work Activities
    • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
    • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
    • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
    • Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
    • Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
    • Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
    • Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
    • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
    • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
    • Supervise the installation or operation of electronic equipment or systems.
    • Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
    • Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
    • Analyze or implement engineering designs for electronic devices or systems or microprocessor-based control applications.
    • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures.
    • Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
    • Assist scientists or engineers in electronics engineering research.
    • Evaluate machine or process control requirements to develop device or controller specifications suited to operating environments.
    • Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.
    • Assemble or analyze electronics technologies to be used in electric-drive vehicles.
    • Test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
    • Write software programs for microcontrollers or computers in machine, assembly, or other languages.
    • Evaluate operational aspects of green consumer electronics applications, such as fuel cells for consumer electronic devices, power-saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy-efficient power chargers.
    • Participate in the development or testing of new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy-efficient televisions.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $57,970/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $27.87/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,280
    • Yearly Projected Openings 310
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: 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
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    Tools
    • Signal generators
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Multimeters
    • Microcontrollers
    • Integrated circuit testers
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.