Electronics engineering associates conduct and assist with the research, design, manufacture, repair and maintenance of advanced electronic equipment and systems. Electronics engineering associates usually have a range of duties that lie between trade and professional engineer levels.
Duties & Tasks
Electronics engineering associates may perform the following tasks:help electronics engineers to develop, design, test, manufacture, assemble and maintain electronic equipment and associated circuitry such as radio, television, communications, and process-control equipment and computer systems
assist engineers with the research and design of process-control and instrumentation systems, communication systems, robotic systems, and computer and other electronic systems
prepare drawings, plans and diagrams for electronic engineering work
test electronic instruments and equipment, and repair or replace faulty parts
construct and test prototype electronic devices
perform difficult and complex calibrations, tests and adjustments
collect and analyse data, carry out complex calculations and prepare reports
estimate materials, costs and quantities
look at designs and installations to check they conform to specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations
select, start up, operate and maintain electronic equipment including computer-controlled and complex telecommunications equipment.
Depending on the area of specialisation, work may be carried out in remote localities or require some shiftwork. Electronics engineering associates usually work in a team with engineers, technologists and tradespeople.
enjoy technical and engineering activities
good with hands
good at mathematics
able to identify, analyse and solve problems
capacity for accurate, careful work
good communication skills
able to work independently or as part of a team
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
able to work systematically.