Electronics design engineers help design and develop electronic components that can be used in a wide range of applications. They develop and design components and circuits, work with customers to get an understanding of their needs, and work with suppliers and vendors to make sure that jobs are feasible and can be completed within the timeline of their employer and/or client. Electronic engineers work in a wide variety of industries, including commercial, industrial, and military organizations. These professionals work in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts; they typically work full time in an office setting, although some travel may be required to visit potential customers to discuss their needs.
At least a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, communication engineering, telecommuting engineering or a related field is generally required in this position. Previous experience in a related position is often required or preferred or required as well. Electronics design requires extensive knowledge of electronics theory, knowledge of material properties, and knowledge of computers and their design. Knowledge of business practices and some basic administrative duties is needed as well. Communication skills are essential, as the electronics design engineer communicates with a wide variety of individuals on a regular basis.
Electronics Design Engineer Tasks
- Designs electronic components, software, and other electronic products or systems.
- Prepares documentation and other information for electronic equipment.
- Inspects electronic equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
- Provides technical support or training to staff or customers regarding electronic equipment.