Electronics Engineering Technician

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At A Glance: Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems. Such workers require one to two years of on-the-job training with experienced workers, and for some positions, individuals will need to complete an apprenticeship program. Electronics engineering technicians earn approximately $30.93 per hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 2% to 4%. Positions related to electronics engineering technicians include electrical engineering technicians, mechanical engineering technicians, manufacturing production technicians, broadcast technicians, and avionic technicians.

Entry Level Requirements

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Associate's Degree

To become an electronics engineering technician, a student must complete an associate's degree.
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Men make up

77%
of the manufacturing workforce in the Tri-State region.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $18 - $46/HR.

Job Details: Electronics Engineering Technician

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Commonly Performed Tasks

There are many tasks that electronics engineering technicians perform regularly. They read and interpret prints, diagrams, drawings, and instructions, resolve malfunctions, test electronic units, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine the need for adjustment. They also adjust and replace defective circuitry and components, and assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components.
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, drawings, or instructions for assembling electronics units
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with others as needed to get replacement parts
  • Test electronic units and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment
  • Adjust or replace defective circuitry or electronics components using hand tools or soldering iron
  • Assemble, test, or maintain electronic components using instructions and tools

Required Job Skills

Electronics engineering technicians require specific skills to do their jobs effectively. They must read and understand complex information, solve complex problems, and think critically. They must also listen actively and monitor themselves, others, and organizations.
  • Comprehend complex informational text and visuals
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Concentrate on a task without being distracted

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Stark State College
Program: Electrical Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Belmont College
Program: Industrial Electronics
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Electronic Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Butler County Community College - Main Campus
Program: Electronics Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Program: Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus
Program: Electronic Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years

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