What's an Electronics Technician?
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Electronics technicians help design, develop, test, manufacture, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and computers.
Electronics technicians apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.
You can see a more detailed description, as well as salary information, on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
What Does an Electronics Technician Do?
Electro-mechanical technicians typically do the following:
- Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments
- Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment and hand tools
- Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment
- Analyze and record test results, and prepare written documentation
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- Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment
- Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met
- Operate metal-working machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures
- Inspect parts for surface defects
- Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies
Also known as:
Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Test Technician, Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician), Electronics Technician, Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Senior Electronics Technician, Electrical Technician, Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech), Digital Tech (Digital Technician)
MCC Offers 2 Tracks
Electronics Technology provides both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities for students to develop a thorough understanding of the electronic technology field.
Electronics Engineering Technology program is designed as a transfer pathway to ASU Polytechnic.
Both degrees prepare you to work as an electronics technician, manufacturing supervisor, test equipment specialist, prototype fabricator, and more for companies that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development.