What do Electronics Engineers, Except Computer do?
Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
- Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
- Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
- Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
- Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
- Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
- Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
- Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
- Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.
- Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
- Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
- Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
- Plan and implement research, methodology, and procedures to apply principles of electronic theory to engineering projects.
- Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
- Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing.
- Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering problems.
- Determine material and equipment needs and order supplies.
- Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.
- Review or prepare budget and cost estimates for equipment, construction, and installation projects, and control expenditures.
- Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, explain, or defend findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.
- Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
- Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
- Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
- Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
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