Electrical Engineering Technicians

Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

Median Annual Wage: $59,820

Education: Post-secondary certificate (32%); Associate's degree (25%); Some college, no degree (17%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Engineering Technician; Test Technician; Engineering Assistant; Electrical Engineering Technician; Electrical Technician; Relay Tester; Results Technician; Test Specialist; Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician); Generation Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technicians.

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  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
  • Set up or operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material.
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technicians.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technicians.

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