Electronics Engineer Duties
This is difficult professional and technical work in the design
and construction of electronic and electro-mechanical
An employee allocated to this class is responsible for the
design and modification of existing designs and
electro-mechanical instrumentation and the construction and
assembly of equipment. Assignments are normally received in the
form of a set of operating requirements for a proposed piece of
equipment or system. An employee in this class is responsible
for designing the equipment, subject to cost limitations.
Equipment may be constructed from commercially available
components or originally as designed. Work is distinguished from
that of lower level electronic classes by the performance of a
greater number of more difficult tasks. The employee in this
class often supervises one or more technicians engaged in the
construction of electronic instruments and equipment. Work is
performed with considerable independence and is reviewed by
evaluating the cost and operating characteristics of designed
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consults with researchers and other users on the need and
objective output of electronic instruments and equipment;
recommends the types of equipment to be used in meeting the
Designs electronic and electro-mechanical instrumentation and
supervises and participates in the construction from purchased
Designs electronic modules when they are not available for
Devices modification for existing designs in order to enable
existing devices to perform other functions than those for which
they were intended and/or improve the way they function.
Designs, devises, and tests new circuits and develops methods
for testing new circuits, products, and devices, and
investigates their possible applications in the studies and
research projects; writes instruction manuals for the test
Work with suppliers and manufacturers to establish
specifications for needed equipment and keep up on the latest
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of college level work equivalent to a degree in
electrical engineering and considerable experience in the design
of electronic systems; or any equivalent combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles of electronic engineering.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipments, and
tools used in the construction and the repair of electronic
Considerable knowledge of communications and computer data
Considerable knowledge of the types of computers, electronic
equipment, and modules available for purchase, and knowledge of
their sources of supply.
Ability to design electronic circuits and instruments.
Ability to read and interpret complex electronic schematic and
Ability to analyze electronic systems needs.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
with university personnel.