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).
|Natural Resources and Mining||90||$40.06/hr
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||280||$37.81/hr
|Professional and Business Services||310||$30.21/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||N/A
- Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
- Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
- Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
- Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
- Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
- Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards.
- Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
- Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.