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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 030670
    Title: Electronic Technician
    Pay Grade: 33
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Fabricates, installs, maintains, repairs, modifies and tests, according to engineering specifications, complex electrical/electronic equipment, test equipment and systems.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Electronic Technician, Assistant in that incumbents would typically have the knowledge to work on a variety of complex equipment. Incumbents perform assignments that are not standardized and must select or adapt standard procedures or equipment. Incumbents receive initial instructions from supervisor and obtain advice as needed. Performs recurring work independently.

    Example of Duties:
    • Performs mechanical and electrical layout, construction, modification, testing, adjustment, calibration and preventive maintenance of electronic and/or electronic test equipment.
    • Fabricates and installs electronic assemblies and equipment from schematics, blueprints, diagrams and rough sketches.
    • Troubleshoots electronic instruments, assemblies and systems.
    • Maintains and modifies electronic equipment according to engineering specifications to meet technical requirements; measures parts for conformity with specifications using micrometers, calipers and other precision instruments.
    • Discusses with faculty, researchers and/or engineering staff design requirements and/or design problems.
    • Initiates and prepares equipment documentation and procedures.
    • Tests and evaluates assembly and system performance and reliability.
    • Assists engineering staff with development of calibration equipment and standards.
    • Uses blueprints and schematic drawings to plan sequence of testing and calibration procedures for instruments.
    • Provides technical assistance to faculty, staff and students on the operation of equipment and/or test equipment and in the purchase of electronic equipment and supplies.
    • Inventories and requisitions electronic parts and materials, ensuring adequate supply is available.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of electronic principles and theory.
    • Knowledge of the tools, equipment and materials used in electronic testing, fabrication, repair and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of calibration standards including military specifications, if required.
    • Skill in reading electronic schematics and wiring diagrams to perform testing and troubleshooting of circuits.
    • Skill in detecting defects in electronic equipment.
    • Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the work.
    • Skill in keeping detailed records for documentation purposes.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (BSEET); OR
      • Completion of a two year electronic technician vocational or college program AND two years of experience in the repair, fabrication and installation of electronic equipment; OR,
      • Four years experience in the repair, fabrication and installation of electronic equipment; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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