Electronics Engineers, Except Computer:

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Also includes

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $85,320.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,797
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.29 %

For more information on the new projection methodology, visit Hoosiers by the Numbers .

Find Available Postings

Select an Area:

Find Training

Find Training Programs


Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design energy production or management equipment or systems
Design power sources or equipment
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Write computer programs or code
Design data processing systems
Design data security systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze technical problems
Perform engineering research
Analyze business problems
Calculate differential equations
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Evaluate product design
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform cost benefit analysis
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Test engineering project equipment
Test products for functionality or quality
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Test data communications systems

Getting Information

Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Research green technology designs or applications
Collect engineering data
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Determine factors affecting production processes
Obtain approval for project plans

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Design transmission equipment
Determine production, construction, or installation specifications
Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Write product performance requirements
Design telecommunication equipment
Calculate engineering specifications
Plan layout of electrical or electronic installation
Design instruments for scientific research
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Determine project methods and procedures
Establish project teams
Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement pollution control techniques
Appraise personal property or equipment
Solve engineering problems
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Manage project teams
Coordinate manufacturing of electrical or electronic equipment
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Direct engineering research or investigative studies

Real-Time Job Posting Statistics

Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Product Development
Electronics Design and Engineering
Circuit Design
System Design

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/engineer.htm

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/engineer.htm

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.