Electrical Engineering Technicians
Also called: Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician), Test Technician
In the Army: Armament Repairer
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
- Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
- Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Analytical or scientific software
Development environment software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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