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This is difficult professional and technical work in the design and construction of electronic and electro-mechanical instrumentation.

An employee allocated to this class is responsible for the design and modification of existing designs and electro-mechanical instrumentation and the construction and assembly of equipment. Assignments are normally received in the form of a set of operating requirements for a proposed piece of equipment or system. An employee in this class is responsible for designing the equipment, subject to cost limitations. Equipment may be constructed from commercially available components or originally as designed. Work is distinguished from that of lower level electronic classes by the performance of a greater number of more difficult tasks. The employee in this class often supervises one or more technicians engaged in the construction of electronic instruments and equipment. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed by evaluating the cost and operating characteristics of designed equipment.


Consults with researchers and other users on the need and objective output of electronic instruments and equipment; recommends the types of equipment to be used in meeting the desired objectives.

Designs electronic and electro-mechanical instrumentation and supervises and participates in the construction from purchased modules.

Designs electronic modules when they are not available for purchase.

Devices modification for existing designs in order to enable existing devices to perform other functions than those for which they were intended and/or improve the way they function.

Designs, devises, and tests new circuits and develops methods for testing new circuits, products, and devices, and investigates their possible applications in the studies and research projects; writes instruction manuals for the test procedures.

Work with suppliers and manufacturers to establish specifications for needed equipment and keep up on the latest developments.

Performs related work as required.


Completion of college level work equivalent to a degree in electrical engineering and considerable experience in the design of electronic systems; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of electronic engineering.

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipments, and tools used in the construction and the repair of electronic equipment.

Considerable knowledge of communications and computer data handling systems.

Considerable knowledge of the types of computers, electronic equipment, and modules available for purchase, and knowledge of their sources of supply.

Ability to design electronic circuits and instruments.

Ability to read and interpret complex electronic schematic and wiring diagrams.

Ability to analyze electronic systems needs.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with university personnel.



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