Electrical Engineering Technologist
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.
- Produces electrical drawings and specifications for electrical installations and equipment;
- Prepares project cost estimates from design drawings;
- Employs computer software to design test and control electrical equipment and installations;
- Analyzes and interprets test information to resolve technical problems related to electrical systems;
- Participates in the engineering and design of power, lighting, and control systems in buildings and other structures;
- Designs, fabricates, and installs electrical equipment and systems to fulfil specific needs;
- Writes contracts for suppliers and coordinates modifications to contact specifications;
- Commissions and troubleshoots electrical machines and systems;
- Provides technical assistance to resolve electrical problems during project construction and commissioning;
- Analyzes and interprets test information to resolve electrical design weaknesses;
- Participates in the design and engineering of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems;
- Defines and operates energy management systems;
- Modifies electrical prototypes and assemblies to ensure specifications are met.
- Evaluates engineering proposals for sound electrical engineering practice;
- Ensures that electrical designs are in keeping with applicable health and safety regulations and building codes;
- Undertakes quality control inspections of installed equipment or commissioned facilities.
Three-year college program in civil engineering technology