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Electronic Engineering Technicians

ANZSCO ID 312412

Overview

All Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Electronic Engineering Technicians

  • 3,800 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Electronic Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electronic systems, collect and analyse data, and assemble circuitry in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

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.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Develops, constructs and tests electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical manuals and instructions of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.
  • Estimates material costs and quantities of electronic circuitry and equipment.
  • Evaluates performance of electronic equipment.
  • Inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations.
  • Installs, repairs and modifies electronic equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    84% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Engineering and technology

    76% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  4. Technical design

    67% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Education and training

    66% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Physics

    65% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  8. Telecommunications

    63% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  9. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  12. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  14. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  15. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  18. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. Transportation

    32% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  6. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  9. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Equipment maintenance

    52% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  13. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Equipment selection

    52% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    64% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Visualization

    59% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  7. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  9. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    86% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  8. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    66% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    65% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    64% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  15. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  20. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    83% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    76% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Unstructured work

    74% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    90% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists.

All Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Electronic Engineering Technicians

  • 3,800 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Electronic Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electronic systems, collect and analyse data, and assemble circuitry in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

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.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Develops, constructs and tests electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical manuals and instructions of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.
  • Estimates material costs and quantities of electronic circuitry and equipment.
  • Evaluates performance of electronic equipment.
  • Inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations.
  • Installs, repairs and modifies electronic equipment.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    84% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Engineering and technology

    76% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  4. Technical design

    67% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Education and training

    66% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Physics

    65% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  8. Telecommunications

    63% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  9. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  12. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  14. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  15. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  18. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. Transportation

    32% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  6. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  9. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Equipment maintenance

    52% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  13. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Equipment selection

    52% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    64% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Visualization

    59% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  7. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  9. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    86% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  8. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    66% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    65% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    64% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  15. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  20. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    83% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    76% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Unstructured work

    74% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    90% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists.
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