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Working As A Test Technician

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

  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A 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 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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Test Technician Career Paths

Test Technician
Engineering Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Engineer Design Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Team Leader Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Project Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Systems Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Test Engineer Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Chemist
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Team Leader Service Manager
Installation Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Team Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Technician Technical Support Engineer Technical Support Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Specialist Group Leader
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Bench Technician Electronics Technician Electronics Engineering Technician
Senior Electronic Engineering Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Electrician Hvac Technician Journeyman
Systems Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Senior Technologist Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Technician 3.0 years
Debug Technician 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Test Technician
Technician 13.3%
Assembler 4.0%
Cashier 3.8%
Internship 3.1%
Top Careers After Test Technician
Technician 13.2%
Assembler 3.0%

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Test Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

76.5%

Female

15.9%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

57.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Asian

12.3%

Black or African American

9.4%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.4%

French

6.8%

Vietnamese

5.9%

German

4.9%

Carrier

4.6%

Mandarin

3.4%

Portuguese

3.4%

Russian

3.1%

Arabic

3.1%

Chinese

2.5%

Cantonese

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Japanese

1.9%

Hindi

1.2%

Ukrainian

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Swahili

0.6%

Swedish

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%
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Test Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.4%

San Jose State University

7.4%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

5.4%

Community College of the Air Force

5.2%

Mission College

5.1%

Northeastern University

5.1%

San Jose City College

5.0%

Henry Ford College

4.7%

Macomb Community College

4.6%

University of Houston

4.2%

Arizona State University

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.0%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

3.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.8%

Austin Community College

3.8%

A-Technical College

3.6%

Portland Community College

3.5%

New England Institute of Technology

3.3%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.3%

ITT Technical Institute-Houston West

3.2%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

33.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

15.5%

Business

10.0%

Computer Science

5.0%

Information Technology

3.4%

Automotive Technology

3.4%

Computer Engineering Technology

3.2%

Mechanical Engineering

3.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Computer Networking

2.6%

General Studies

2.2%

Engineering

2.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

Computer Engineering

1.9%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

Biology

1.5%

Management

1.5%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.5%

Education

1.4%
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Degrees

Associate

29.9%

Bachelors

29.8%

Other

24.6%

Certificate

6.5%

Masters

5.9%

Diploma

2.6%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$39,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
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Best Paying Company
Deloitte
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Test Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Test Technician in the United States is $61,955 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $97,000.

Real Test Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Tech, SYS Integration, Prgm Mngmnt, Functional & Test Deloitte Consulting LLP Atlanta, GA Jul 15, 2016 $154,566 -
$218,500
Manager, Tech, SYS Integr., Pgrm Mngmt, Func, & Test (Pmft) Deloitte Consulting LLP New York, NY Mar 03, 2016 $131,070 -
$184,000
Manager, Tech, Sys Int, Prgm Mgmnt, Funct, &Test (Pmft) Deloitte Consulting LLP Arlington, VA May 27, 2016 $122,000 -
$184,000
Manager, Tech, SYS Integration-Prgm, Mgmt, Funct'l & Test (Pmft) Deloitte Consulting LLP San Jose, CA Oct 15, 2015 $122,000 -
$184,000
Manager, Tech, SYS. Integration-Prgrm. Mngment, Funct., & Test (Pmft) Deloitte Consulting LLP Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Jan 09, 2015 $120,300 -
$171,000
Test Technician (Computer Software Engineer) CDI Corporation Los Angeles, CA Apr 23, 2012 $103,933 -
$116,142
Test Technician (Computer Software Engineer) CDI Corporation Los Angeles, CA May 03, 2012 $103,933 -
$116,142
Testing Technician Quality Software Services, Inc. McLean, VA Sep 29, 2016 $91,555
Testing Technician Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 20, 2015 $89,760
Testing Technician Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC Sep 30, 2015 $89,760
Hvac Test and Balance Technician Professional Balance Company Willoughby, OH Jan 10, 2016 $88,213
Testing Technician Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC Feb 17, 2015 $87,000
Test Technician II Arclight Wireless, Inc. San Diego, CA Jun 01, 2015 $81,000
Consultant, Tech, Sys's Integratn-Prgrm Mgmt Functnl & Test Deloitte Consulting LLP Dallas, TX Oct 20, 2014 $80,400 -
$110,600
Technical Tester Gallop Solutions, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Jan 05, 2016 $75,000
Telecom Install/Test Tech Parsons Environment and Infrastructure Group, Inc. Chino, CA Dec 13, 2014 $75,000 -
$82,000
Testing Technician 2 Pyramid Technology Solutions, Inc. Madison, WI Aug 11, 2015 $74,485
Technical Tester Cigniti, Inc. Irving, TX Dec 29, 2015 $74,000 -
$78,000
Telecom Installation/Test Technician EXI Parsons Telecom LLC Suwanee, GA Oct 02, 2014 $72,941
IT Technical-Tester Orpine, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Sep 15, 2014 $60,611
Geological Sample Test Technicians Gulf Coast Mud Logging Co. Columbus, TX Apr 03, 2009 $60,000
Test Technician Tata Technologies, Inc. Plymouth, MI Oct 01, 2015 $60,000
Transformer/Rectifier Test Technician Neeltran New Milford, CT Jan 13, 2016 $59,509
Geological Sample Test Technicians Associated Consulting Civil Environmental Services Los Angeles, CA Oct 20, 2009 $56,933
Telecom Installation/Test Technician EXI Parsons Telecom LLC Richardson, TX Jan 12, 2012 $55,494 -
$91,700
Materials Test Technician Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory Orono, ME Aug 08, 2011 $53,448

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Top Skills for A Test Technician

  1. Test Cases
  2. Component Level
  3. Circuit Boards
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  • Assisted Test Lead in preparing Risk Based Test Matrix (RBTM) to identify right set of regression test cases.
  • Test and troubleshoot PLC-based control systems and other microprocessor-based electronic systems to the component level.
  • Perform functional testing on a variety of circuit boards in an electronic manufacturing environment.
  • Used Oscilloscopes DMM's, ESD consoles, Calipers and Micrometers, Hand tools, Electronic and mechanical fixtures and equipment.
  • Executed set-up and breakdown tests per engineering instructions and conducted preliminary evaluations of tested components.

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