Technical Testing Engineer

Test and adjust optical, electrical, and audio-frequency equipment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Technical Testing Engineers do?

Tests and adjusts optical, electrical, and audio-frequency equipment used to transmit, record, and reproduce sounds on motion picture set: Inspects sound circuit patch cords to ensure flow of current from sound stage to recording equipment. Tests sound circuits and equipment, such as light valves, galvanometers, microphones, and magnetic recording heads to verify standard operating condition; using portable testing instruments. Replaces defective components and wiring and adjusts equipment to correct defects, using handtools.


Should I be a Technical Testing Engineer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Records and Tape Recordings Engineer, Telecasting Engineer

    How to Become a
    Technical Testing Engineer

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