ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SENIOR

8348N2

Pay Grade: 25

DEFINITION OF WORK

Summary

This is technical work in the design, construction, installation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of digital and analog electronic devices and equipment.

Work involves applying principles and techniques of electronics to calibrate, repair, modify, or construct a variety of digital and analog electronic devices and equipment. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate technicians or students.

Standard Classification Factors

Supervision Received - LEVEL C: "Under direction…" Employees at this level usually receive a general outline of the work to be performed and are generally free to develop their own sequences and methods within the scope of established policies. New, unusual, or complex work situations are almost always referred to a superior for advice. Work is periodically checked for progress and conformance to established policies and requirements.

Difficulty - LEVEL B: Average… Where the employee is confronted with a variety of duties susceptible to different methods of solution which, in turn, places a correspondingly higher demand upon resourcefulness and concentration. Positions which require the analysis and evaluation of raw data and the rendering of conclusions would, in many instances, fall into this category.

Complexity - LEVEL C: Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of duties. Analytical thought becomes more important at this level due to increased data and changing situations. Tasks usually have several steps, some of which may not be directly related. Alternatives may exist for processes or methods to be used in solving problems. Workers at this level exercise a moderate amount of independent judgment. Work is controlled by routine review and reporting to or consultation with supervisors. When guidelines exist at this level, they tend to be more complicated or technical in nature requiring careful interpretation.

Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL C: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are limited in scope and effect as the work is reviewed occasionally. Errors may cause moderate inefficiency. Costs due to errors may be significant.

Contacts - LEVEL B: The purpose of the contact is to plan, coordinate and advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give guidance on the basis of facts to resolve common issues or problems when the information is not sensitive in nature or the individuals or groups are working toward mutual goals and have basically cooperative attitudes. Well developed communication skills are required.

Physical Demands - LEVEL C: The work requires moderate physical exertion.

Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.

Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL B: Involves functional leadership responsibility. As a "senior worker", performing essentially the same or similar work as those overseen, responsibility includes training, instructing, scheduling and reviewing. As a "project leader" may be responsible for a phase(s) of a single project which includes planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of others. This level may also involve limited administrative responsibility such as participating in the evaluation of work performance.

Distinguishing Features

Differs from the Electronics Technician which involves less complex installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of electronic devices and equipment. In contrast, the Electronics Technician Senior also involves the design and construction of some electronic devices including digital and analog electronic equipment.

Differs from the Electronics Technologist which involves advanced technical work in designing and modifying electronic devices to meet the unique needs of a project, which includes diagnosing and analyzing of problem areas.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Designs circuitry by selecting proper components and wiring them together to perform desired functions, such as creating instrument matching networks to accurately measure and display a desired value.

Installs, maintains, calibrates and repairs electronic equipment. Modifies or builds electronic devices to perform specialized instructional and research functions.

Confers with scientists or investigators concerning equipment functions, modifications of equipment methods of construction, and cost estimations.

Supervises the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical devices used to measure highway traffic.

Recommends suitable materials and components for us in fabricating electronic devices and instruments.

Diagnoses problems related to inadequate operation or malfunction of scientific devices by the use of specialized electronic instruments.

Sketches or diagrams a plan for the construction of electronic devices.

Trains and instructs subordinate technicians or students in maintenance, calibration, repair, and use of electronic devices and equipment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

Knowledge

*Knowledge of the principles and techniques of digital and analog applied electronics.

*Knowledge of the construction, use and operation of complex electronic equipment and devices.

Abilities

*Ability to read and interpret electronic and electrical specifications and manuals.

*Ability to analyze complex wiring diagrams.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

*Ability to provide effective instruction in the operation, calibration, repair, construction and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment.

*Ability to design, construct, calibrate, maintain and repair electronic devices and equipment.

*Ability to use standard electronic and electrical test equipment and bench tools.

*Necessary at Entry

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Three years of experience in electronic repair. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

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