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Computer Hardware Engineers

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
Industries
O*Net Code
17-2061.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Jun 08, 2021
Updated
Jun 08, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

16 skill sets | 21 total skills
Update technical knowledge.
Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
Create physical models or prototypes.
Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
Prepare procedural documents.
Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
Determine operational criteria or specifications.
Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications.
Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.
Select project materials.
Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements.
Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
Monitor functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, by recording and analyzing test data.
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.
Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.
Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.
Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.
Advise customers on the use of products or services.
Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.
Provide training and support to system designers and users.
Assemble equipment or components.
Assemble and modify existing pieces of equipment to meet special needs.
Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
Provide training and support to system designers and users.

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