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This is highly skilled electronics work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electronic devices and related equipment.

Work involves the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of a variety of electronic devices used for instructional and research purposes. Work also includes the installation and maintenance of electrical circuits and equipment and intercommunication systems. Employees in this class perform the less complex design work and assist in the development of experimental circuitry. Work is carried out with considerable technical independence under the general supervision of a superior. Work is reviewed in progress and by observation of results.


Constructs, maintains, and repairs a variety of electronic instruments and equipment, including amplifiers, temperature controls, measuring and recording devices, and experimental systems.

Builds new electronic equipment from schematic designs; selects and lays out components; debugs and tests circuits.

Participates in the design and modification of specialized electronic equipment for research purposes; provides technical advice on selection of components.

Maintains, repairs, and calibrates electronics shop testing equipment.

Maintains and repairs electronic computers.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, including course work in electronics; and considerable experience in the construction, modification, and maintenance, of electrical and electronic circuits and equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools used in the construction and repair of electrical and electronic equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the work.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and uses of electronic testing equipment, oscilloscopes, vacuum tube voltmeters, oscillators, pulse and function generators, tube and transistor testers, potentiometers, bridges, and power supplies.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of electronics.

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

Ability to supervise other electronic technicians and to maintain effective working relationships with faculty and research personnel.

Skill in the use of standard electronics shop tools and instruments.



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