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ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes “Broadcast Technicians” (27-4012).
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments.
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • 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..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Associate degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $75,047.00 $36.08 $24.47 $29.82 - $41.12
Bridgeport/Stamford $84,392.00 $40.58 $27.91 $32.56 - $47.12
Danbury $72,923.00 $35.06 $23.39 $26.88 - $39.35
Hartford $73,607.00 $35.39 $24.88 $30.22 - $40.21
New Haven $65,930.00 $31.70 $21.01 $24.16 - $37.93
New London/Norwich $82,786.00 $39.80 $28.31 $31.00 - $47.75
Waterbury $66,583.00 $32.01 $20.00 $23.65 - $38.31
Torrington $61,507.00 $29.57 $21.50 $23.76 - $35.09
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 1,320 1,410 0% 135
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
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  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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