DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Occupational Description: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. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 6E- Southwest Central||30||14||$36.40/hr||$2.63/hr||$27.18/hr||$31.42/hr||$35.20/hr||$40.65/hr||$46.47/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers||130||$14.80/hr||N/A|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||120||$26.15/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
- Designs electronic components, products and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications.
- Develops operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems.
- Plans and implements research, methodology, and procedures to apply principles of electronic theory to engineering projects.
- Evaluates operational systems and recommends repair or design modifications based on factors, such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
- Conducts studies to gather information regarding current services, equipment capacities, traffic data, and acquisition and installation costs.
- Prepares engineering sketches and specifications for construction, relocation, and installation of transmitting and receiving equipment, facilities, products, and systems.
- Operates computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
- Confers with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
- Investigates causes of personal injury resulting from contact with high voltage communications equipment.
- Determines material and equipment needs and orders supplies.
- Reviews or prepares budget and cost estimates for equipment, construction, and installation projects, and controls expenditures.
- Prepares, reviews, and maintains maintenance schedules and operational reports and charts.
- Provides technical assistance to field and laboratory staff regarding equipment standards and problems, and applications of transmitting and receiving methods.
- Inspects electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, and applicable codes and regulations.
- Analyzes system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
- Directs and coordinates activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, and modification of electronic equipment, products, and systems.
- Plans and develops applications and modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, and systems, to improve technical performance.