Electrical Technologies

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Job Description

Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians & Technologists work independently or in teams to support 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.

Things that Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians & Technologists do at work are:

  • Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software.
  • Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards.
  • Conduct or supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments.
  • Carry out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers.
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems.
  • Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control operations.

Salary & Job Information
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Get trained

Completion of a two or three-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, telecommunications technology or an equivalent.

Completion of a one or two-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technicians.

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