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Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Microcontrollers
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  • Multimeters
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  • Oscilloscopes
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  • Integrated circuit testers
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  • Frequency analyzers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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  • Operating system software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
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  • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
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  • Modify, maintain, and repair electronics equipment and systems to ensure that they function properly.
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  • Assist scientists and engineers in conducting applied research in electronics engineering.
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  • Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
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  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures.
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  • Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
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  • Write software programs for microcontrollers or computers in machine, assembly, or other languages.
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  • Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
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  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  •  Skills
     
  • 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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  • 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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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
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  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • 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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  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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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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  • 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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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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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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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $73,720.00 $35.44  $24.16  $26.94 - $43.47 
    Hartford $56,120.00 $26.99  $20.71  $22.62 - $30.54 
    New Haven $74,004.00 $35.57  $26.02  $28.19 - $43.84 
    New London/Norwich $87,826.00 $42.23  $34.01  $35.98 - $47.80 
    Waterbury $62,227.00 $29.91  $20.93  $22.45 - $37.25 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   21
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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