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Electronics Engineers, Except Computer - 17-2072.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Design Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer (IC Design Engineer)
  • Evaluation Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer (R&D Engineer)

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2070 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Related Occupations


  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Determine material and equipment needs and order supplies.
  • Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
  • Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
  • Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.
  • Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
  • Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Plan and implement research, methodology, and procedures to apply principles of electronic theory to engineering projects.
  • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
  • Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
  • Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
  • Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing.
  • Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
  • Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.
  • Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, explain, or defend findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.
  • Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
  • Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
  • Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering problems.
  • Review or prepare budget and cost estimates for equipment, construction, and installation projects, and control expenditures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Communicate technical information to suppliers, contractors, or regulatory agencies.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Design energy production or management equipment or systems.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Explain project details to the general public.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare project budgets.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Research design or application of green technologies.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aeronautical Engineering Officer, Aircraft Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical and Safety Equipment (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Electronics Director (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Production Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Communications-Electronics Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Developmental Engineer, Electrical/Electronic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Electronic Engineering Plans and Policies Director (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronic Equipment Military Characteristics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronic Equipment Research Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronic Installation and Maintenance Planning Officer (Aviation) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronic Installation and Maintenance Planning Officer (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronic Warfare Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Engineer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronics Engineering (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Electronics Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Electronics Research Administrator (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Fire Control Inspection and Repair Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Fire Control Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Missile Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty - Merchant Marine, Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ship's Electronic Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Staff Electronic Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Technical Information Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Technical Information Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Technical Information Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Torpedo Test Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Torpedo Weapons Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Cable Engineer, Outside Plant
  • Central-Office Equipment Engineer
  • Commercial Engineer
  • Customer-Equipment Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics-Design Engineer
  • Electronics-Research Engineer
  • Electronics-Test Engineer
  • Engineer-in-Charge, Studio Operations
  • Outside-Plant Engineer
  • Planning Engineer, Central Office Facilities
  • Supervisor, Microwave
  • Transmission-and-Protection Engineer