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Electrical Engineering Technician

Also known as Electrical Engineering Technical Officer.

Conducts tests of electrical systems, prepares charts and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
Specialisations
  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician
Job prospects for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians in Victoria

Occupations in the Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians group include Electrical Engineering Draftsperson and Electrical Engineering Technician.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 1,800 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,738.30

Hourly earnings
$46.80

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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