CAREER

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$67,550

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.5% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree

Career

What Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 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.

Other Job Titles Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians May Have

Communications Technologist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Engineering Technologist, System Technologist, Technologist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director, Automation Engineering ,

Travelers

Every day begins with open communication with my team. This allows us all to understand what is going well and also identify the hindrances that need to be addressed. We collaborate to fully understand a problem that we have to solve and once fully understood, we transition into the solution design processes. When we are ready, the development or building of the solution takes place. The fun starts.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.

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