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Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Corona treaters
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  • Semiconductor process systems
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  • Metal markers or holders
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  • Transistor transistor logic TTL
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  • Reactors
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Object or component oriented development software
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  • Operating system software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
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  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
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  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
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  • Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
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  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications.
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  • Plan or implement research methodology or procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
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  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment.
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  • Supervise or train project team members as necessary.
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  • Investigate or test vendors' or competitors' products.
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  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $94,266.00 $45.33  $31.88  $36.14 - $54.46 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $92,170.00 $44.31  $30.62  $34.93 - $52.53 
    Danbury $79,705.00 $38.32  $21.33  $24.69 - $50.82 
    Hartford $95,472.00 $45.90  $34.02  $37.10 - $53.93 
    New Haven $90,824.00 $43.66  $30.29  $34.22 - $52.21 
    New London/Norwich $103,664.00 $49.84  $33.36  $37.99 - $60.89 
    Waterbury $96,585.00 $46.43  $33.04  $38.30 - $57.30 
    Torrington $97,153.00 $46.71  $38.23  $41.70 - $54.57 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   44
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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