Researches, designs, develops, or tests electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Designs electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Determines project material or equipment needs.
- Prepares engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
- Prepares documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
- Evaluates project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
- Analyzes electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
- Confers with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
- Operates computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
- Prepares necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing.
- Plans or develops applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
- Directs or coordinates activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.