What does an Electronic Engineer, 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.
- Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
- Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
- 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.
- Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, products, or systems.
- Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
- Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
- Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
- Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Determine project material or equipment needs.
- Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
- Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
- Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
- Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
- Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
- Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
- Prepare budget or cost estimates for equipment, construction, or installation projects or control expenditures.