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Working As An Electronics Technician

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

  • $54,892

    Average Salary

What Does An Electronics 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 Electronics 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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Electronics Technician Career Paths

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Field Engineer Project Engineer Construction Manager
Commissioning Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Controls Technician Control Supervisor
Controls Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electrician Electrical Foreman
Electrical Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Network Technician Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Technical Support Specialist Network Administrator
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Installer
Installation Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Phlebotomist Laboratory Technician
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Operations And Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Engineering Technician
Senior Electronic Engineering Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Electronics Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Technical Support Specialist Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electrician Technician Service Technician
Technical Services Manager
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Average Length of Employment
System Technician 4.5 years
Test Technician 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Electronics Technician
Technician 11.6%
Top Careers After Electronics Technician
Technician 10.2%
Owner 3.3%
Manager 2.7%

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Electronics Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

89.2%

Female

9.2%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.3%

French

5.6%

Russian

4.9%

Carrier

4.4%

Japanese

3.3%

Arabic

3.0%

Vietnamese

2.8%

Italian

2.3%

Chinese

2.3%

German

2.1%

Polish

1.8%

Mandarin

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Cantonese

1.2%

Dakota

1.1%

Korean

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Swedish

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%
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Electronics Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.1%

Community College of the Air Force

10.5%

Trident Technical College

5.5%

Central Texas College

4.9%

ECPI University

4.9%

More Tech Institute

4.7%

Strayer University

4.4%

Excelsior College

4.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.8%

Old Dominion University

3.8%

Grantham University

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.5%

A-Technical College

3.5%

Thomas Edison State University

3.4%

Cleveland Institute of Electronics

3.4%

Lincoln Technical Institute

3.4%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.1%

Tidewater Community College

3.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.0%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

37.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

18.2%

Business

8.9%

Computer Science

4.9%

Information Technology

3.8%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Computer Networking

2.4%

Computer Engineering Technology

2.1%

Management

2.1%

General Studies

1.9%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

Education

1.6%

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance And Repair Technology

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%

Computer Engineering

1.5%

Automotive Technology

1.5%

Engineering

1.5%

Communication

1.3%

Criminal Justice

1.3%

Project Management

1.1%
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Degrees

Other

29.3%

Associate

28.9%

Bachelors

25.9%

Certificate

6.5%

Masters

6.0%

Diploma

2.6%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Real Electronics Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Electronic Technician Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. Mobile, AL Jan 02, 2011 $73,124
Electronics Technician Fastcap Systems Corporation Boston, MA Sep 13, 2016 $72,987
Electronics Technician Fastcap Systems Corporation Boston, MA Sep 03, 2015 $72,987
Electronic Technician III Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Odessa, TX May 29, 2015 $71,282
Electronic Technician Freedom Security Alarm System Inc. Garfield, NJ May 07, 2009 $67,327
Electronic Devices Technician United Mobile Solutions LLC Dallas, TX Apr 10, 2015 $65,000
Hardware Electronic Technologist Getaround Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 09, 2015 $65,000
Electronics Technician Coded Instruction Security Corporation Round Rock, TX May 15, 2014 $60,000
Electronic Technician, All Other Wazana Bros Int'l, Inc. DBA Micro Solutions ENT. CA Apr 22, 2010 $59,000 -
$85,000
Electronics Technician Fonesys Communications Inc. Westbury, NY Jul 12, 2012 $58,261
Electrical & Electronic Technician Advantech Corporation Milpitas, CA Mar 11, 2008 $58,000
Electronics Technologist Spring Packaging, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $57,700
Mobile Electronics Technician KMT Wireless, LLC Norcross, GA Jan 31, 2012 $56,347
Mobile Electronics Technician KMT Wireless, LLC Norcross, GA Feb 02, 2012 $56,347
Mobile Electronics Technician KMT Wireless, LLC Norcross, GA May 10, 2015 $55,682
Mobile Electronics Technician KMT Wireless, LLC Norcross, GA Jun 25, 2015 $55,682
Electronics Technician Design Criteria, Inc. Roy, UT Oct 01, 2012 $54,670
Electronics Technician Superior Controls, Inc. Seabrook, NH Feb 17, 2014 $53,995 -
$55,000
Mobile Electronics Technician KMT Wireless, LLC Duluth, GA Sep 09, 2010 $53,851
Mobil Electronics Technician KMT Wireless Duluth, GA Feb 19, 2009 $51,000
Electronics Technician Airmark Components, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Sep 10, 2011 $50,088
Electronic & Automatization Technician Suiza Dairy Corp. San Juan, PR Oct 01, 2010 $50,000
Electronic & Automatization Technician Suiza Dairy Corp. San Juan, PR Jul 01, 2010 $50,000
Electronics Technician Camera Service Co Inc. Smyrna, GA Oct 04, 2010 $48,168
Electronics Technician Camera Service Co Inc. Smyrna, GA Oct 01, 2013 $48,168
Electronics Technician Camera Service Co Inc. Smyrna, GA Oct 01, 2010 $48,168

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Top Skills for An Electronics Technician

  1. Component Level Repair
  2. Circuit Boards
  3. Preventative Maintenance
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  • Performed component level repair on cellular handsets rebuilding them to original design specifications while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Performed sub-assembly of electronic components on circuit boards and assembly of motor relays and transformers with extensive hand soldering of components.
  • Conducted corrective and preventative maintenance on CIWS systems including module replacement and general upkeep.
  • Supervised intermediate maintenance activity electronic test equipment maintenance shop, providing technical guidance and assistance as required.
  • Defined and implemented Order Management Quick Win Initiatives to improve current process times and standardize them across different business units.

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  5. Vermont
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Nevada
  8. West Virginia
  9. Maine
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