Career outlook for electronics engineering technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would design, make and fix the systems and components used in all sorts of equipment such as mobile phones, computers and medical instruments.
You could work on the electronic components used in:
- Telecommunications - mobile phones, radio and TV
- Medical scientific instruments – clinical and laboratory apparatus
- Programmable control systems – manufacturing and industrial machinery
- Data communications – computers, tablets, PDAs and ‘hole-in-the-wall’ cash machines (ATMs)
- Control systems - used in all sorts of machines including aircraft and satellites to cars
Depending where you work you would:
- Design printed circuit boards and wiring diagrams using computer-aided design (CAD) software
- Research and develop new ideas and products
- Test prototype products and analyse the results
- Build and install electronic control systems used in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
- Inspect and calibrate instruments for quality control purposes
- Set up maintenance schedules for industrial and commercial equipment
- Find and fix equipment faults
You’d use engineering drawings and need to understand engineering principles. You’d also need to be aware of electrical health and safety issues.
You would work closely with a team of engineers, as well as craftspeople from different engineering fields.
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