Engineer Associate Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Conducts research and development activities concerned with the
design, development, fabrication, modification, installation and/or
testing of electrical/electronic parts, components, equipment and
systems, utilizing and applying knowledge of engineering principles.
second in a series of five classifications and is distinguished from
the Engineer Assistant in that incumbents independently evaluate,
select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and
criteria, using judgement in making minor adaptations and
modification. Incumbents receive instructions on specific assignment
objectives, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is
furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application
of sound professional judgement.
Examples of Duties:
- Creates and fabricates or assists in the design and
fabrication of electrical and/or electronic components,
electrical circuits, equipment and integrated systems.
- Performs engineering calculations by calculator or computer
to solve engineering problems.
- Develops engineering drawings including plans and
specifications based on calculations.
- Coordinates the troubleshooting and repair of equipment
and/or troubleshoots systems and equipment and performs repairs.
- Provides advice and assistance in the maintenance of a wide
variety of instruments.
- Requisitions components and supplies for engineering
projects, interacting with vendors to obtain price and product
- Coordinates with other project group members and supervisor
on electrical and/or electronic design problems.
- Performs research relating to each specific project; writes
documentation and manuals.
- Supervises & coordinates, the work activities of
- Trains faculty, staff and students in the operation of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of engineering principles and procedures.
- Knowledge of design applications.
- Knowledge of electrical and/or electronic equipment and
- Skill in applying engineering principles and procedures.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field AND two years of
engineering or related experience; OR, Six years of engineering or
related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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