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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
(SOC Code : 17-3023)
in Napa County

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Exclude "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Associate degree .

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Napa County is the same as Napa MSA.


Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Napa MSA20141st Qtr$25.37$17.69$25.93$32.44

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Napa County 2010 - 2020404000.01

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Napa County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 211.2%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 611.0%
Architectural and Engineering Services 14810.6%
Employment Services 265.5%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 223.8%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services412.4%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 22.2%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 21.8%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 101.7%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 31.7%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 401.6%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 161.6%
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery 31.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technolo

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.
Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
Perform preventative maintenance or calibration of equipment or systems.
Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use.
Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
Write reports or record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, or specifications to assist engineers.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Electrical Technicians; Research Electricians; Electronics Technicians; Electrical Mechanical Technicians; Product Engineering Technicians; and Field Technicians.
 
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