Occupational Employment Statistics
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
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).
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||180||$34.24/hr
|Professional and Business Services||400||$28.16/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||$52.82/hr
- Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
- Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
- Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
- Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
- Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
- Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
- Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.
- Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
- Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use.
- Write reports or record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, or specifications to assist engineers.