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Working As A Senior Test Technician

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

  • $61,844

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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 A Senior 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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Senior Test Technician Career Paths

Senior Test Technician
Senior Test Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Program Manager
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineering Technician Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Assistant Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Specialist Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Test Supervisor Field Service Technician Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Assistant Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technical Specialist Technical Support Specialist Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Associate Engineer Project Engineer
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Associate Project Engineer Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineering Technician Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Manager
Technical Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Supervisor 4.0 years
Test Technician 3.1 years
Debug Technician 2.7 years
Top Employers Before
Technician 5.8%
Top Employers After
Technician 4.3%

Senior Test Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

90.1%

Female

8.3%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

73.9%

Asian

13.0%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Unknown

1.7%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.2%

French

17.6%

Portuguese

5.9%

Vietnamese

5.9%

Romanian

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

Carrier

5.9%

Mandarin

5.9%

Italian

5.9%
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Senior Test Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.2%

San Jose State University

8.1%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

7.1%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

7.1%

Northeastern University

6.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

Arizona State University

4.0%

Southwestern College

4.0%

Mission College

4.0%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

4.0%

A-Technical College

4.0%

San Jose City College

4.0%

Portland Community College

4.0%

De Anza College

3.0%

University of Connecticut

3.0%

Vincennes University

3.0%

Bryant University

3.0%

ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard

3.0%

Coleman University

3.0%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

36.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

16.0%

Business

9.4%

Computer Science

6.1%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Automotive Technology

2.7%

Information Technology

2.7%

Communication

2.4%

Computer Engineering

2.4%

Computer Technical Support

2.2%

Project Management

1.9%

Engineering Technology

1.7%

General Studies

1.7%

Computer Networking

1.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.7%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.7%

Management

1.5%

Engineering

1.5%

Industrial Technology

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

28.4%

Associate

26.8%

Other

26.5%

Certificate

9.4%

Masters

6.7%

Diploma

2.1%
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Real Senior Test Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR Cnsltnt, Tech, Syss Integratn-Prgrm Mgmt, Fnctnl & Test Deloitte Consulting LLP Chicago, IL Nov 07, 2014 $80,000 -
$141,200
Telecom Install/Test Technician, Senior Parsons Patco Inc. Glendale Heights, IL Sep 22, 2015 $65,405
Telecom Install/Test Technician, Senior (RAN) Parsons Patco Inc. Hayward, CA Sep 16, 2013 $51,014
Telecom Install/Test Technician, Senior (RAN) Parsons Patco Inc. Hayward, CA Sep 17, 2013 $51,014

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Top Skills for A Senior Test Technician

TestEquipmentComponentLevelLabTestProceduresHardwareSet-UpRFPrototypeOscilloscopesTestFixturesAnalogPCBSafetyCircuitBoardsTroubleShootingPCTestDataDataAcquisitionSystemsISOTestEngineering

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Top Senior Test Technician Skills

  1. Test Equipment
  2. Component Level
  3. Lab
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained four Automated Test Equipment systems, two model types, for the Applications & Engineering departments.
  • Read and interpret test processes and electronic schematics to perform test and troubleshoot of digital and analog electronics to component level.
  • Collaborated with engineers in troubleshooting and release of new semiconductor chips as well as processing silicon wafers.
  • Generated Engineering Change Orders to assembly drawings, test procedures, parts lists, approved vendor lists and schematics.
  • Assist in hardware/software integration and understanding of microprocessor operation.

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