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Electrical engineering technicians may do some or all of the following

  • research new ways to solve electrical problems
  • prepare charts, drawings and test models from instructions, technical data and system requirements
  • perform tests, record the results and report the findings, recommendations and conclusions
  • estimate materials and costs required for new equipment and installations
  • prepare the technical specifications of contracts
  • prepare service reports for clients
  • assess the condition of electrical equipment
  • ensure safety and design standards are met
  • install, repair, test, find faults and maintain equipment
  • be involved in the design of complex electrical installations and control circuits under the supervision of an engineer
  • assist electrical fitters with complex problems in the field
  • perform project management duties.

Electrical engineering technicians need to have

  • knowledge of electrical theory and practice
  • an understanding of health and safety, and industry standard guidelines
  • knowledge of how to use and care for their equipment
  • good practical and technical skills to operate and maintain equipment
  • drawing skills and the ability to interpret design drawings
  • problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • computer skills
  • smathematical skills

Electrical engineering technicians also need to keep up to date with current research and technological trends.


Electrical engineering technicians need to be

  • accurate, methodical, reliable and responsible.
  • able to follow instructions and remain calm under pressure.