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Job Standard for Electronic Engineering Technician

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Electronic Engineering Tech Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75899
  • Pay Grade: P5
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Research
  • Function: Research/Lab Support


The Electronic Engineering Technician will maintain, repair and develop research laboratory equipment and electronics. Consult with faculty and students on testing and design solutions for existing and developing engineering problems. Troubleshoot and correct electrical issues for equipment used by both faculty and students.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self-development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with electrical and electronic test and measurement equipment including oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, signal generators, and associated equipment.
  • Engineering design and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be skilled in the use of electrical and electronic circuit testing and diagnostic equipment
  • Must be able to learn and utilize specialized software programs required for individual instrumentation and equipment including software drivers and interfaces to this equipment
  • Ability to quickly learn new and complex software packages as required to support instrumentation and equipment
  • Project management skills and excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Standard office productivity software required
  • Must be able to quickly learn the performance parameters of a wide variety of specialized pieces of equipment allowing the assembly of test systems.
  • Must be able to quickly learn and apply standardized test procedures.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Electronic Engineering Tech must:

  • Read, interpret, and utilize electronic schematics to troubleshoot high level and board level systems
  • Apply the latest electrical engineering testing and data acquisition techniques. Labview preferred
  • Apply a background and knowledge of electrical and electronic systems to the set-up repair and modification of existing laboratory equipment to ensure it will perform as designated
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest techniques and commercial hardware available for use in electronic control of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Interface with equipment vendors for service, repairs, and upgrades as needed.
  • Maintain and apply a current knowledge in modem safety practices as applied to electronic laboratory operations
  • Maintain conformance to project deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
  • Research, recommend, then receive and set-up any new electrical/electronic equipment or supplies needed for the operation of the engineering laboratories or classrooms.
  • Assist facilities with assembly and operationally check new equipment to ensure it will perform as expected.

35% of Time the Electronic Engineering Tech

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Electronic Engineering Tech

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Electronic Engineering Technician

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.