Becoming an Electrical Engineering Technician
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Becoming an Electrical Engineering Technician

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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.
Training time 2 - 4 years
Average pay $92,890
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,700

What does an Electrical Engineering Technician do?

  • 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


  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician