DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Occupational Description:Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes “Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 8 - Southwest||30||11||$21.80/hr||$0.94/hr||$15.81/hr||$18.62/hr||$21.57/hr||$25.40/hr||$28.50/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||80||$21.57/hr||N/A|
|Civil Engineering Technicians||60||$26.77/hr||N/A|
|Surveying and Mapping Technicians||10||$22.06/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
- Reads blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
- Assembles circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics using hand tools and power tools.
- Fabricates parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.
- Tests electronics unit, using standard test equipment, to evaluate performance and determine needs for adjustments.
- Designs basic circuitry and sketches for design documentation, as directed by engineers, using drafting instruments and computer aided design equipment.
- Assists engineers in development of testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and circuitry or installation specifications, by writing reports and recording data.
- Adjusts and replaces defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Plans sequence of testing and calibration program for instruments and equipment according to blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications.
- Modifies performance and operation of component parts and circuitry to specifications, using test equipment and precision instruments.
- Selects sensing, telemetering, and recording instrumentation and circuitry.
- Sets up test equipment and conducts tests on performance and reliability of mechanical, structural, or electromechanical equipment.
- Disassembles and reassembles instruments and equipment, using hand tools, and inspects instruments and equipment for defects.
- Analyzes and converts test data, using mathematical formulas, and reports results and proposed modifications.
- Confers with engineers, supervisor, and other technical workers to assist with equipment installation, maintenance, and repair techniques.
- Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of test apparatus and peripheral equipment.
- Sketches plans for developing jigs, fixtures, instruments, and related nonstandard apparatus.
- Sets up and operates test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
- Plans method and sequence of operations for testing and developing experimental electronic and electrical equipment.
- Modifies electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
- Assembles electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
- Draws diagrams and writes engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
- Maintains and repairs testing equipment.
- Collaborates with electrical engineer and other personnel to solve developmental problems.
- Analyzes and interprets test information.