How to become an Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians assist electronics engineers with research, design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance tasks. They may work under the direction of electronics engineers, technologists or associates in all stages of planning, design, maintenance and production.

Personal requirements for an Electronics Engineering Technician

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Normal eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • Able to work systematically.

Duties & Tasks of an Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • Assemble circuitry for electronic equipment in accordance with technical manuals and engineers' instructions
  • Test electronic instruments and equipment and repair or replace faulty parts
  • Calibrate electronic measuring and indicating instruments according to established standards
  • Install, test, repair and modify electronic equipment, including local area networks, following technical manuals or engineers' instructions.

Working conditions for an Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians may work on radio and television transmitters, line communication cables, computers, signalling systems, automatic control equipment and local and wide area networks. They work in offices, technical laboratories or workshops, or outside on offshore oil rigs or other outdoor locations. They may also work in a team with engineers, engineering associates and tradespeople.


Specializations

Electronics engineering technicians may specialise in fields such as aerial surveying, communications engineering, electronics detail drafting, computer servicing, process control or maritime electronics.


Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians assist electronics engineers with research, design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance tasks. They may work under the direction of electronics engineers, technologists or associates in all stages of planning, design, maintenance and production.

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