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 systemsassist engineers with the research and design of process-control and instrumentation systems, communication systems, robotic systems, and computer and other electronic systemsprepare drawings, plans and diagrams for electronic engineering worktest electronic instruments and equipment, and repair or replace faulty partsconstruct and test prototype electronic devicesperform difficult and complex calibrations, tests and adjustmentscollect and analyse data, carry out complex calculations and prepare reportsestimate materials, costs and quantitieslook at designs and installations to check they conform to specifications, drawings, contracts and regulationsselect, 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.