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Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 1,060

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $42.64 - $67.80

Typical Annual Salary: $88,700 - $141,000

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
  • Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
  • Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
  • Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
  • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Capacitance meters
  • Counters
  • Electronic measuring probes
  • Microcontrollers
  • Microprocessors

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software

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