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Working As An Engineering Technician Lead

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

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineering Technician Lead 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 Engineering Technician Lead

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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Engineering Technician Lead Career Paths

Engineering Technician Lead
Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Purchasing Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer Manager
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Technician Specialist Senior Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Technician Specialist Senior System Administrator
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Technical Manager Technical Support Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Co-Manager Unit Manager
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Engineering Manager Plant Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Supervisor Production Supervisor Quality Assurance Supervisor
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Material Manager Systems Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Lead Engineer Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Team Lead Engineer 3.3 years
Lead Technician 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Engineering Technician Lead
Engineer 5.2%
Technician 3.5%
Internship 2.9%
Top Careers After Engineering Technician Lead
Consultant 6.9%
Engineer 5.4%
Manager 2.9%

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Engineering Technician Lead Demographics

Gender

Male

78.6%

Unknown

11.2%

Female

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

56.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Asian

13.5%

Black or African American

10.6%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.4%

Carrier

13.0%

Chinese

8.7%

French

6.5%

German

6.5%

Cherokee

4.3%

Gujarati

2.2%

Hindi

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Sanskrit

2.2%

Korean

2.2%

Danish

2.2%

Dari

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Navajo

2.2%

Braille

2.2%

Occidental

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Comanche

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%
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Engineering Technician Lead Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.5%

Pennsylvania State University

6.7%

Purdue University

6.7%

San Jose State University

5.8%

Arizona State University

5.4%

Community College of the Air Force

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.5%

University of Houston

4.0%

Colorado Technical University

4.0%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.6%

George Mason University

3.6%

Florida Atlantic University

3.6%

Strayer University

3.6%

George Washington University

3.1%

More Tech Institute

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.1%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.1%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

19.3%

Business

14.2%

Computer Science

13.2%

Mechanical Engineering

10.7%

Computer Engineering

5.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.2%

Engineering

3.8%

Information Technology

3.2%

Management

2.9%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Civil Engineering

2.4%

Project Management

2.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.1%

Automotive Technology

1.9%

Chemical Engineering

1.9%

Aerospace Engineering

1.9%

Information Systems

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Finance

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

37.4%

Masters

24.7%

Other

17.2%

Associate

12.7%

Doctorate

3.4%

Certificate

3.0%

Diploma

1.5%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
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$64,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$124,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
PDS Tech
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does an Engineering Technician Lead make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Engineering Technician Lead in the United States is $89,948 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $64,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $124,000.

Real Engineering Technician Lead Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Technical Lead Engineer Viasat, Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 25, 2016 $165,000 -
$170,000
Senior Technical Lead Engineer Aeris Communications, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 25, 2015 $165,000
Tech Lead, Trust and Safety Engineering Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 06, 2016 $160,000
Database Engineer Tech. Lead Google Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $159,750
Database Engineering Tech Lead Google Inc. New York, NY Dec 08, 2016 $159,750
Systems Operations Engineer Tech Lead Polyvore, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 20, 2015 $156,333
Engineering Tech Lead Segment.IO, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 09, 2016 $155,000
Technical Lead, Data Engineering Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA May 23, 2016 $155,000
Engineering Technical Leader-IV & V GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC Wilmington, NC Oct 01, 2015 $154,500
Application Engineer-Tech Lead PMC-Sierra Us, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 01, 2015 $151,200
Engineering Technical Leader-IV&V GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC Wilmington, NC Apr 20, 2015 $151,000 -
$155,000
Technical Lead Engineer Viptela, Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 15, 2015 $150,000
Engineering Manager/Tech Lead APVO Corporation San Francisco, CA Sep 08, 2015 $150,000
Firmware Design Engineer-Tech Lead PMC-Sierra Us, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 13, 2015 $147,747
Lead Technical Engineer Dimension Data North America Framingham, MA Jun 08, 2015 $96,138
Lead Engineer/Technologist Vetco Gray, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 03, 2016 $96,010
Lead Engineer/Technologist Vetco Gray, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 02, 2016 $96,010
Lead Cnslt-Tech APP ENG Bank of America N.A. Charlotte, NC Aug 26, 2015 $94,865 -
$112,200
Lead Engineer/Technologist GE Energy Power Conversion USA Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Feb 04, 2015 $94,000 -
$96,000
GOS Lead Advanced Technology Engineer Jabil Circuit, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Sep 09, 2015 $93,500
Lead Technical Engineer Logic Solutions, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Dec 09, 2016 $92,539 -
$95,000
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Rossville, IL Apr 17, 2016 $76,257
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Dearborn, MI Oct 18, 2015 $76,257
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Wichita, KS Oct 11, 2015 $76,184
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited York, PA Nov 08, 2016 $76,184
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Wichita, KS Sep 29, 2016 $76,184
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Kinston, NC Jan 02, 2016 $76,184
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Clearfield, UT Oct 03, 2016 $76,184
Technology Lead-Engineering-US Infosys Limited Clearfield, UT Jan 04, 2016 $76,184

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Top Skills for An Engineering Technician Lead

  1. Test Cases
  2. Windows XP
  3. Technical Support
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  • Designed, developed and implemented test plans, test procedures, test cases, and test manuals.
  • Project lead for Windows XP roll-out, upgrading over 1000 users over a period of 10 months.
  • Provided technical support on a daily basis to technicians and users on troubleshooting and programming of various types of telecommunications equipment.
  • Participated in installation/maintenance and troubleshooting activities.
  • Managed extensive data analysis projects, coordinated efforts with internal and external customers to ensure on time delivery of analysis results.

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