Supports engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electro mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, laser/light transmission devices or specialized test equipment. Applications may include electronic circuits, photonics and logic systems. Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions. Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment. Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions. Assists in the design, construction, test and check-out of test equipment. Uses manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment, including, but not limited to, test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators and specialized test apparatus.
Constructs components, subunits, models and adapts standard equipment; troubleshoot and correct malfunctions; follows specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment; conducts various tests and experiments which may require minor modifications in test setups and procedures and exercise subjective judgments in measurement, selecting, preparing, and operating standard test equipment and records test data; extracts and compiling a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports, etc., processing data, identifying errors and inconsistencies, selecting methods of data presentation; assists in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials that are pertinent to specific items of equipment and component parts; developing information concerning previous operational failures and modifications, and using judgment and initiative to report inconsistencies and gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.