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Working As An Electronic Test Technician

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Make Decisions

  • $56,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Electronic Test Technician Do

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.

Duties

Electrical engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Put together electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
  • Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  • Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
  • Identify solutions to technical design problems that arise during the construction of electrical systems
  • Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations
  • Draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify design details of experimental electronics units

Electrical engineering technicians install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment, and modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems. When testing systems, they set up test equipment and evaluate the performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated conditions. They then analyze test information to resolve design-related problems.

Electronics engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Design basic circuitry and draft sketches to clarify details of design documentation, under engineers’ direction
  • Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics
  • Adjust and replace defective circuitry and electronic components
  • Make parts, such as coils and terminal boards, by using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools

Electronics engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions and then work with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems.

These technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.

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How To Become An Electronic Test Technician

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree.

Education

Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in ANSI C, C++ programming, Java programming, physics, microprocessors, and circuitry. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Important Qualities

Logical-thinking skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also be able to follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electronics engineering technicians in particular must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Observational skills. Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.

Problem-solving skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians create what engineers have designed and often test the designs to make sure that they work. Technicians help to resolve any problems that come up in carrying out the engineers’ designs.

Writing skills. These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

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Electronic Test Technician Career Paths

Electronic Test Technician
Electronics Technician Technician Engineer
Senior Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Field Service Technician
Senior Field Service Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Engineering Technician
Senior Engineering Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Engineering Technician Engineer
Staff Engineer
5 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Test Engineer Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Test Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Field Engineer
Senior Field Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Research Associate
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Technical Support Specialist Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Radio Frequency Technician Field Technician Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Radio Frequency Technician Service Technician Manufacturing Technician
Senior Manufacturing Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Radio Frequency Technician Field Engineer Lead Engineer
Engineering Technician Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Electronics Engineering Technician Senior Electronics Technician
Electronics Technician Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Electronics Engineering Technician Senior Engineering Technician Senior Designer
Senior PCB Designer
13 Yearsyrs
Electronics Engineering Technician Senior Electronics Technician Senior Technologist
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electronics Repair Technician Repair Technician Avionics Technician
Senior Electronics Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Aviation Electronics Technician Avionics Technician Senior Electronics Technician
Senior Electronic Engineering Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Manufacturing Technician Technical Testing Engineer
Senior Test Technician
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Technician 3.2 years
Debug Technician 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Electronic Test Technician
Technician 5.2%
Assembler 2.0%
Top Careers After Electronic Test Technician
Technician 6.2%
Assembler 2.1%

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Electronic Test Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

83.6%

Female

9.3%

Unknown

7.1%
Ethnicity

White

58.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Asian

11.4%

Black or African American

9.7%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

23.5%

Arabic

14.7%

French

11.8%

Russian

8.8%

Italian

5.9%

Swahili

2.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Chinese

2.9%

Romanian

2.9%

Korean

2.9%

Urdu

2.9%

Carrier

2.9%

Hindi

2.9%

Tagalog

2.9%

Dakota

2.9%

Polish

2.9%

Thai

2.9%
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Electronic Test Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.0%

Community College of the Air Force

9.3%

More Tech Institute

8.7%

Lincoln Technical Institute

8.1%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.3%

Kirkwood Community College

4.3%

Cleveland Institute of Electronics

4.3%

University of Washington

4.3%

San Diego City College

4.3%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.7%

Southern California Institute of Technology

3.7%

New England Institute of Technology

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

ITT Technical Institute-Houston West

3.7%

A-Technical College

3.7%

Northeastern University

3.7%

ITT Technical Institute-Germantown

3.7%

Wake Technical Community College

3.1%

Pennsylvania College of Technology

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.1%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

43.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

20.6%

Business

5.2%

Computer Science

4.2%

Information Technology

3.3%

Computer Engineering Technology

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.2%

Computer Technical Support

2.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

Engineering Technology

1.4%

Management

1.3%

Communication

1.3%

General Studies

1.1%

Computer Engineering

1.1%

Mechanical Engineering

1.0%

Accounting

1.0%

Engineering

1.0%

Education

0.9%
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Degrees

Associate

38.0%

Bachelors

24.1%

Other

21.0%

Certificate

8.8%

Masters

4.3%

Diploma

3.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$56,000
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$30,000
Min 10%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Danaher
Highest Paying City
Chesapeake, VA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does an Electronic Test Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Electronic Test Technician in the United States is $56,449 per year or $27 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $103,000.

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Top Skills for An Electronic Test Technician

  1. Component Level
  2. Oscilloscopes
  3. Test Cases
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed test alignments, and troubleshooting to component level of electronic circuitry used on military aircraft.
  • Certify and troubleshoot electronic maintenance equipment using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, and bridges.
  • Run production product tests at PCB level and final assembly and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Performed structured training programs for new technicians in proper installation techniques and safety practices to be used during installation of electronic systems
  • Instructed other technicians to test and debug digital and analog circuits systematically by following troubleshooting flow chart.

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