What do Electronics Engineering Technologists do?
Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.
- Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
- Modify, maintain, and repair electronics equipment and systems to ensure that they function properly.
- Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
- Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
- Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
- Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
- Conduct or supervise the installation and operation of electronic equipment and systems.
- Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
- Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
- Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.
- Integrate software or hardware components using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
- Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
- Analyze and implement engineering designs for producing electronic devices and systems and microprocessor-based control applications, applying principles of mathematics, digital signal processing, network analysis, and computer engineering.
- Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures.
- Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Evaluate machine or process control requirements to develop device or controller specifications suited to operating environments.
- Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
- Assist scientists and engineers in conducting applied research in electronics engineering.
- Write software programs for microcontrollers or computers in machine, assembly, or other languages.
- Assemble or analyze electronics technologies to be used in electric-drive vehicles.
- Evaluate operational aspects of green consumer electronics applications, such as fuel cells for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
- Participate in the development or testing of new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
- Test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
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