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Electronics Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.04

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Communications Technologist
  • Electronics Department Manager
  • Electronics Technology Department Chair
  • Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Field Service Technician
  • Field Technical Specialist
  • System Technologist
  • Systems Technician
  • Systems Technologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze or implement engineering designs for electronic devices or systems or microprocessor-based control applications.
  • Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
  • Assemble or analyze electronics technologies to be used in electric-drive vehicles.
  • Assist scientists or engineers in electronics engineering research.
  • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
  • Evaluate machine or process control requirements to develop device or controller specifications suited to operating environments.
  • Evaluate operational aspects of green consumer electronics applications, such as fuel cells for consumer electronic devices, power-saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy-efficient power chargers.
  • Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
  • Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Participate in the development or testing of new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy-efficient televisions.
  • Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
  • Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures.
  • Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.
  • Supervise the installation or operation of electronic equipment or systems.
  • Test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
  • Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
  • Write software programs for microcontrollers or computers in machine, assembly, or other languages.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Analyze green technology design requirements.
  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Assist engineers or scientists with research.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Design energy-efficient equipment or systems.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Direct quality control activities.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of green technologies.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Test green technologies or processes.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electronics-Design Engineer