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Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.
Prepares detailed drawings and plans of electronic engineering work in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Communications and Data Systems Drafting Officer, Control Systems Drafting Officer, Electronics Detail Draftsperson
Conducts tests of electronic systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles circuitry in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Aircraft Electronics Technical Officer, Communications Engineering Technical Officer, Communications Engineering Technician, Digital Controls Technical Officer, Flight Surveyor, Printed Circuit Board Designer, Process Control Technician, Telemetry Technician
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 6200 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic machines, devices, and equipment.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.