This skill involves manufacturing, testing and troubleshooting electronic equipment. Skilled technicians are able to build equipment and systems for electronics and other special applications. They use the required hand tools, solders and measuring devices and computers. Since the manufacturing processes of modern mass-produced electronics are highly automated, technicians build prototypes before production, and maintain and repair systems.
Computers and embedded systems (computers for which a fixed programming environment is embedded in the processor) play a central role in this skill area since electronic devices are mainly built with the aid of programmed systems.
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