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Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

    Work Activities
    • Determine project material or equipment needs.
    • Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
    • Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
    • Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
    • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
    • Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
    • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
    • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
    • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
    • Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
    • Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing.
    • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
    • Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
    • Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.
    • Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
    • Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
    • Prepare budget or cost estimates for equipment, construction, or installation projects or control expenditures.
    • Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
    • Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, explain, or defend findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.
    • Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
    • Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
    • Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
    Skills
    • Complex Problem Solving

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

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • 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).

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    Knowledge
    • 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.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $96,220/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $46.26/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,770
    • Yearly Projected Openings 260
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    Tools
    • Microprocessors
    • Microcontrollers
    • Electronic measuring probes
    • Counters
    • Capacitance meters
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.