Electronics Technician Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Considerable knowledge of methods employed in the design and
repair of research and testing devices.
Some knowledge of computers, peripheral equipment, and related
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.