Research Electrician

Develop, lay out, test and modify systems and assemblies for test projects.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Research Electricians do?

Develops, lays out, fabricates, tests, and modifies radio, electrical, and electronic systems and assemblies, and test equipment, for aeronautical and aerospace developmental test projects: Plans method and sequence of operations for developmental test project. Lays out, fabricates, and assembles radio, electrical, and electronic systems and assemblies, following engineering data, sketches, and blueprints, utilizing knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, using measuring instruments, handtools, and shop equipment. Sets up and operates test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions. Records, analyzes, and interprets test information. Collaborates with engineering and other personnel to solve developmental problems. Modifies parts, assemblies, and systems as required. Constructs, maintains, repairs, calibrates, and modifies test equipment. May develop and fabricate tooling for developmental projects.

Should I be a Research Electrician?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Electrician, Research, Environmental-Research Test Technician

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