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Electronics Engineering Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 500

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $30.30 - $43.89

Typical Annual Salary: $63,000 - $91,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate'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

  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
  • Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.
  • Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
  • Perform preventative maintenance or calibration of equipment or systems.
  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
  • Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use.
  • Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
  • Write reports or record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, or specifications to assist engineers.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Electronic measuring probes
  • Milling machines
  • Multimeters
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe
  • Voltage or current meters

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Spreadsheet software

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