Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologists & Technicians

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Electronics Engineering Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Engineering Technologist, Technologist

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What they do:
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.
On the job, you would:
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.


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


  • customer service


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

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Hand and Finger Use

  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
  • Wolfram Research Mathematica

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology
  • Bentley MicroStation Hot Technology


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