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This is supervisory and skilled work in the area of design, construction, maintenance, and repair of electronic instruments, devices, and equipment.

Work involves the performance of the more difficult assignments and the coordination and supervision of tasks assigned to technicians with their specialty. Work assignments are received orally and in the form of sketches and are carried out with technical independence under the general supervision of a shop manager or faculty member. Work is reviewed through inspection and observation of results.


Consults with research and academic staff and recommends types of apparatus and instruments to be used to meet project objectives; estimates cost and participates in the designing and construction of electronic devices and equipment.

Schedules, assigns, supervises, inspects, and participates in the maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic instruments and equipment, experimental systems, electrical devices, and data processing equipment.

Maintains, repairs, and calibrates electronic computers, testing equipment, and constructs electronic modules.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school with one year of course work in electronic theory and thorough experience in electronic design or maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of electronic theory and engineering methods and procedures.

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

Considerable knowledge of methods employed in the design and repair of research and testing devices.

Some knowledge of computers, peripheral equipment, and related devices.

Some knowledge of ordering equipment and component parts.

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

Ability to do limited drafting design work.



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