Electrical Engineering Technicians


Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.
Also called: Electrical Technician, Engineering Technician, Generation Technician, Test Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Bentley Microstation
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Cadence PSpice
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Assembler
  • Microsoft Visual Basic

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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