Electronics Engineer

Summary

Electronics engineers design, develop, test and maintain electronic parts and systems used in computers, communications, navigation, industry and entertainment.

Duties & Tasks

Electronics engineers may perform the following tasks:

  • design circuits for electronic control systems and instrumentation
  • prepare and supervise designs, specifications, estimates, tenders and contracts
  • programme and operate computers to assist with complex calculations
  • determine the type and arrangement of circuit parts and develop testing equipment and methods
  • determine the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium by assessing communication traffic and levels of service at installations
  • determine and monitor performance, safety standards and methods for modification, maintenance and repair
  • check installations to ensure they meet contract conditions
  • research new applications of technology
  • talk to clients, other engineers, technical officers, technicians, tradespeople and other workers.

Personal Requirements

  • aptitude for technical activities
  • good leadership skills
  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • enjoy computing and technical design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work independently and accept responsibility.

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