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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5115 

Occ. Group: 415.877 

Electronic Technician

Skill Level: 8         

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 510

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in repair and maintenance of electronics equipment.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Services electronic systems

Completes repairs, maintenance, and/or calibrations

Reads diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and technical manuals for repair and diagnostic information

Performs tests and checks with electronic instruments such as waveform scope and vectorscope

Inspects and/or installs electronic systems

Evaluates performance of equipment and compliance with regulations

Evaluates performance of equipment versus recommended purchase specifications

Designs and constructs electronic devices and other items for scientific research

Reviews requests for new equipment or equipment use and determines feasibility and necessity

Sets up equipment and provides assistance to users of equipment

Completes forms and maintains files of requisitions, time sheets, work orders, maintains inventory of equipment, etc.

Operates satellite and television downlink equipment, video/audio equipment, and other  equipment in video and television production facilities

Assists in television studio and engineering production

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

Performs other work as assigned

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

High school graduate or equivalent; plus two years post high school training in basic electronics or electrical engineering; with a minimum of three years experience as an electronic technician or equivalent training and/or experience will be considered.  First class FCC radio communication equipment operator’s license required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Ability to troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and install electronic equipment

Knowledge of electronic principles and procedures

Ability to maintain files of equipment and equipment maintenance records

Ability to communicate with contractors

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                         Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                        8              723033322

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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