Electrical Technician, Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician), Results Technician, Engineering Assistant, Electrical Engineering Technician, Test Technician, Generation Technician, Relay Tester, Test Specialist, Engineering Technician
What is a
Electrical Engineers install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment, and modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems. When testing systems, they set up equipment and evaluate the performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated conditions. They then analyze test information to resolve design-related problems.
Electrical Engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions and then work with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on equipment and systems. These technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.
Complex Problem Solving
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Development environment software
Object or component oriented development software
Operating system software
What Will You Do as a
Maintain electronic equipment.
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
Assemble equipment or components.
Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
Resolve operational performance problems.
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How Much Can You Earn?
Average Yearly Salary
What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
Common Past Positions
Forging Machine Operator
Common Next Positions
Injection Mold Engineer
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