Electrical Engineering Technician
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.
- Provides assistance and resolves technical problems related to electrical systems;
- Produces and interprets electrical and electronics drawings;
- Assembles electrical and electronic systems and prototypes in keeping with engineering principles;
- Installs, troubleshoots, and maintains electrical control systems and related equipment;
- Installs, troubleshoots, and maintains telecommunications systems;
- Assists in commissioning and testing and electrical power systems;
- Selects electrical equipment and components to the requirements of an engineering design;
- Modifies electrical parts and assembles to ensure that they function a specified.
- Assists in the development and implementation of quality control systems related to the production of electrical systems and equipment;
- Designs, builds, and applies test equipment to evaluate the performance of electrical equipment and systems;
- Prepares contracts for the services of electrical contractors;
- Reviews existing electrical engineering contracts to identify necessary revisions, upgrades or amendments;
- Calculates project costs ;
- Employs project management systems to manage project time-lines;
- Employs computer skills to resolve electrical problems;
- Performs management duties in assigning duties to subordinate personnel;
- Prepares and maintains records and documents related to individual projects.
Two-year college program in electrical engineering technology