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

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

Tasks

  • Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Determine project material or equipment needs.
  • 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 project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
  • 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 or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
  • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
  • Prepare budget or cost estimates for equipment, construction, or installation projects or control expenditures.
  • 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 or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
  • Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • 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 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)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electronics Director (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Production Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technicians (Navigation) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fire Control Inspection and Repair Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Fire Control Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Missile Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty - Merchant Marine, Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ship's Electronic Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • 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