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ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS, EXCEPT DRAFTERS, ALL OTHER
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Occupation Description:
 
  All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Mechanical Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.07)
 
   Photonics Technicians (ONET code: 17-3029.08)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Assemble components of energy-efficient optical communications systems involving photonic switches, optical backplanes, or optoelectronic interfaces.
  • Assemble devices or equipment to be used in green technology applications, including solar energy, high efficiency solid state lighting, energy management, smart buildings, or green processes.
  • Build photonics tools to be applied to electrical grids to detect hot spots, such as failing insulators or conductors.
  • Develop solar power sources for lasers used in fiber optics.
  • Fabricate sensors to be used to control wind turbines.
  • Monitor mechanical factors, such as turbine load or strain information.
  • Compute or record photonic test data.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • 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..
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it..
 
 
  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..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • 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..
  • 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..
 
  * Manufacturing Production Technicians (ONET code: 17-3029.09)
 
  * Fuel Cell Technicians (ONET code: 17-3029.10)
 
  * Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.11)
 
  * Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians (ONET code: 17-3029.12)
 
  * Non-Destructive Testing Specialists (ONET code: 17-3029.01)
 
  * Electrical Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.02)
 
  * Electromechanical Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.03)
 
  * Electronics Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.04)
 
  * Industrial Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.05)
 
  * Manufacturing Engineering Technologists (ONET code: 17-3029.06)
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Associate degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
  Sorry, wage information is not available for this occupation.
 
Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 570 680 1.7% 64
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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