Electrical Engineering Technicians

Job Description

Electrical engineering technicians support electrical engineers in the research, design, development, manufacture, repair and maintenance of electrical systems. They may work in the design, development and manufacture of electrical equipment and products, or in the operation of electrical distribution facilities. Electrical engineering technicians test and maintain electrical equipment, construct and refine prototypes and undertake complex electrical functions as part of the development and manufacturing processes. They also assemble and install electrical components for installation into buildings and equipment as well as testing and calibrating these installations.

Electrical engineering is mostly mental work, but occasionally some physical effort is required in system maintenance. Occasionally the candidate may be required to travel to different locations and job sites, both domestic and international. In addition to their technical skills, prime electrical engineering candidates should be able to multitask while working in a dynamic, high-pressure and team-oriented environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are needed in order to effectively collaborate with the rest of the project team and its superiors.

Skills Requirement

Must be practical and have technical ability.

The ability to follow instructions.

The ability to undertake detailed and accurate work.

Problem-solving skills.

The ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Good communication skills.

Tasks

Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.

Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Design, maintain, implement and improve electrical instruments and equipment.

Supervise and train project staff as needed.

Expertise

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with upper level positions requiring a few years of work experience and/or more advanced degrees.

Some positions require a Professional Engineer’s License.