Class Specifications - G.40
Principal Electronics Technician - Medical Facility - 8681
Senior Electronics Technician - Medical Facility - 8682
Electronics Technician - Medical Facility - 8683
Electronics Technician Trainee - Medical Facility - 8684

January, 1985

Series Concept

Electronics Technicians - Medical Facility perform a variety of operations at a medical facility in connection with the design, development, evaluation, testing, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and systems; and perform other related duties as required. These operations require a knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, design characteristics and functional use of a wide variety of electronic equipment and systems.

Incumbents typically design electronic equipment; fabricate electronic equipment and systems by wire wrapping boards and back panels, by mounting components and power supplies, and by constructing inter-connecting units; test and operate electronic equipment to establish permissible tolerances and parameters in its operation; debug prototype equipment and repair existing equipment by working from schematic drawings and using test equipment in locating and isolating malfunctions within the equipment; install and check out new equipment; maintain existing and prototype electronic systems and equipment; perform diagnostic tests on digital systems; and may set up programs using digital and analog equipment to perform experiments.

The series is characterized by a knowledge and understanding of mathematics, electronics and physics that is less than professional engineering knowledge, but which enables the technician to understand electronic devices. Electronics Technicians - Medical Facility must apply this general knowledge, and in addition must transfer their experience and knowledge of electronic equipment from systems on which they have previously worked. Knowledge acquired is normally in the areas of digital techniques such as loading rules, speeds, noise problems and timing characteristics of commonly used integrated circuit families; and/or analog techniques such as elimination of interference and distortion, modulation and demodulation of waveforms, and amplification of electrical currents and voltages by recognizing source and load impedance as well as basic limitations of amplifiers. Levels of difficulty within the series are based on such factors as the nature and complexity of work performed, the complexity of equipment involved, and the degree of technical responsibility exercised.

Class Concepts

Principal Electronics Technician - Medical Facility

Under general supervision, incumbents design electronic equipment under the guidance of engineers or other scientific professionals using reference material from manufacturers' catalogs and trade publications. Incumbents also perform construction, assembly, installation, maintenance, documentation, or instrumentation of complex electronic equipment; and may serve as working leaders of small groups performing fabrication, assembly, and installation of complex electronic equipment.

Electronics Technicians - Medical Facility commonly rely on precedent type or parallel methods that can be extended or modified in completing the design concept of the engineer. They may, following precedents, integrate equipment into complete systems, and make modifications to permit such integration, but are not expected to have the electronic knowledge and experience to plan and carry out a non-standardized integration independently.

Electronics Technician Trainee - Medical Facility

Under close supervision and with work assignments checked while in process, incumbents perform increasingly more difficult tasks leading to the development of Technician-level skills. Guidelines include detailed procedures, blueprints, sketches, schematics, or verbal instructions. Incumbents lay out, fabricate, assemble, and install electrical, electronic and/or mechanical parts, or component assemblies to systems or units; perform routine diagnosis and troubleshooting to determine cause and remedy for malfunctions of equipment; conduct simple tensile, hardness, or other routine experimental tests; maintain and record test data, calculations, drawings, curves and graphs; and assist in general laboratory work.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for positions in the Electronics Technician - Medical Facility series are expected to possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Note: Specific qualification requirements are approved for positions by the Personnel Manager in accordance with the provisions of Staff Personnel Policies 210.8 and 210.9.