Electronic Engineering Draftsperson and Technicians

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians provide support to electronics engineers in a variety of capacities. They assist engineers in the research, design, maintenance, assembly, and manufacture of various electronics. They often work as members of a larger team.

Duties and tasks

  • Assembling electronics components such as tubes, circuits, or other gadgetry
  • Assisting electronics engineers with the design and assembly of electronics equipment
  • Modifying assembled electronics equipment as needed
  • Preparing blueprints and other drawings and plans
  • Testing various electronics for errors
  • Working with technical manuals and regulations to determine the most appropriate course of development

Skills required

  • Ability to put complex plans into action
  • Concentrate and listen attentively to other people when speaking
  • Keen spatial awareness and competent sketching skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Troubleshooting skills for when problems arise

Working conditions

Electronics Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians are most often found in office settings, where they work alongside electronics engineers and others associated with the electronics development and maintenance industry.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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