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"Electronics Engineering Technician"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

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1) Fabricate parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.

2) Research equipment and component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times and ongoing operational costs.

3) Write computer or microprocessor software programs.

4) Survey satellite receival sites for proper signal level and provide technical assistance in dish location and installation, transporting dishes as necessary.

5) Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.

6) Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems.

7) Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.

8) Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.

9) Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.

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10) Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.

11) Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.

12) Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.

13) Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools, software, etc., through reading and/or attending conferences, workshops or other training.

14) Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancement.

15) Write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications to assist engineers.

16) Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems and to provide information on product use.

17) Design basic circuitry and draft sketches for clarification of details and design documentation under engineers' direction, using drafting instruments and computer aided design equipment.

18) Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans.

19) Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.

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