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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 592J
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Under general supervision, performs entry-level work in construction and installation of electronic air monitoring systems and devices, or troubleshoots, maintains, repairs and tests media equipment, analog, and/or digital electronic equipment.

Typical Work

Assists upper level technicians in installation, operation, and routine servicing of instrumentation or electronic systems;   

Assists higher level technicians in shop or field testing, adjusting, troubleshooting, and repairing (replaces integrated circuits, transistors, capacitors, resistors, etc.), electronic systems, equipment, and devices;  

Assists higher level technicians in construction, design, and modification of electronic instrumentation;  

Operates hand tools, power tools, and a variety of electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and signal generators; keeps work records; 

Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and test mechanical, electro-mechanical, or electronic equipment or apparatus such as meters, gauges, power supply circuits, recorders, relay controls, lighting, two-way radios, clock or fire alarm systems;  

Use electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, ohmmeters, multi-meters, function generators, calibrators, bridge capacitance meters to troubleshoot equipment malfunction(s) to system, board or component level; use computer-aided diagnostic software to locate malfunction(s);   

Perform mechanical or electro-mechanical repair(s); perform electronic repair(s) to system, board, or component level; calibrate and/or test for proper operation;  

Perform preventive maintenance and/or basic warranty work on electronic and electronic test equipment; test, adjust, and calibrate to appropriate standards;  

Construct simple electrical circuits or assemblies designed by others for use in the field or laboratory involving soldering components to circuit boards, connecting boards to power supply, and fabricating enclosure; use hand and power tools such as drill presses, grinders, band saws, soldering guns, torches;  

Assist senior level electronics technicians in the installation of electronic equipment or apparatus for use in the field or laboratory;  

Installs, modifies, and maintains computers and related equipment.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: installation, maintenance, and operation of industrial electronic instrumentation, including elementary principles and practices of electronics, electrical measurements, and mathematics; safety precautions and record keeping. 

Ability to: recognize and repair common defects in electronic equipment; read and understand schematic diagrams, operate various hand and power tools, and electronic test equipment.

Legal Requirement(s)

A valid Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator may substitute for the experience.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years experience or training as an electronics technician or experience in the installation and removal of radio systems, sirens, citizen band or other electronic equipment.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 4740 Electronics Technician I, 72730 Electronic Technician 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.