Engineering Job Options: Electrical Engineer

Electronic technicians help engineers design and develop electronics equipment ranging from computers to machinery to personal gadgets and everything in between. They are typically tasked with testing the products their firms develop and using debugging and diagnostic procedures to find the sources of problems and repair equipment. The specific job duties of technicians can vary greatly depending on the industry they work in and the employer they work for. They work closely with electrical engineers, primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, the federal government, research laboratories and utilities.

Required Education and Experience

A minimum of an associate degree is required by most employers for entry-level electronic technician positions. It is common practice for technicians to specialize in one field, as specialization in one niche area allows them to develop specific industry knowledge that helps command more responsibility and higher salaries.

Job Outlook

According to Indeed data, the average annual salary for electronic technicians in Georgia is $31,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that job growth for electronic technicians is expected to remain close to steady in the coming years, though there will be a decline in demand from the federal government and manufacturing sector. Technicians seeking new opportunities should remember that salary and benefits packages offered by employers can vary greatly depending upon the location, the size of the company and the experience of the candidate.

Current Vacancy

A Selectek client in the Suwanee, Georgia, area is currently seeking a skilled electronic technician to join their team. This role supports the production line by acting as a test technician and will perform failure analysis on PCB boards to determine the cause of malfunctions. The chosen candidate will be an expert debugger with strong component-level troubleshooting skills.

Applicants should have five or more years of component-level troubleshooting experience on electronics and be capable of performing troubleshooting tasks under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Soldering skills are preferred. You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.

If you are an experienced electronic technician looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast region of the U.S., we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.