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Senior Technical Officer - Electronics Engineering

As a Senior Technical Officer (Electronics Engineering) you would design and validate/evaluate electronics and communication equipment and systems, manage risk, estimate and manage projects and provide technical advice/sales.

Summary of Training

  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Manage computer systems/electronics projects
  • Commission electronics and communications systems
  • Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems
  • Design and develop electronics - computer systems projects
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Manage people performance
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system 
  • Ensure team effectiveness 
  • Assemble electronic components 
  • Select electronic components for assembly
  • Modify electronic sub assemblies 
  • Conduct quality and functional tests on assembled electronic apparatus
  • Use lead-free soldering techniques 
  • Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers 
  • Support computer hardware and software for engineering applications 
  • Select, install, configure and test multimedia components
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Solve basic problems electronic and digital equipment and circuits
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks  
  • Install and connect data and voice communication equipment 
  • Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks
  • Repair predictable faults in general electronic apparatus 
  • Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects 
  • Design custom electronic equipment installations
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects 
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital transmission circuits and systems 
  • Solve electrotechnical engineering problems
  • Assess electronic apparatus compliance
  • Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects
  • Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to engineering problems
  • Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
  • Plan large electronic projects
  • Analyse materials for suitability in electrical equipment
  • Manage contract variations
  • Design embedded controller control systems

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2018: 12624

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 27/06/2019. AATIS analysis.

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Senior Technical Officer - Electronics Engineering - UEE60211
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

60 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
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