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Electrical Engineering Technicians - 17-3023.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Technician
  • Generation Technician
  • Instrument and Controls Technician (I & C Technician)
  • Relay Tester
  • Results Technician
  • Test Specialist
  • Test Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments.
  • Assemble or test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
  • Assess electrical components for consumer electronics applications, such as fuel cells for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
  • Build or test electrical components of electric-drive vehicles or prototype vehicles.
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
  • Create or modify electrical components to be used in renewable energy generation.
  • Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings, or design comments for sound electrical engineering practice or conformance with established safety or design criteria.
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems or solid state equipment.
  • Interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations.
  • Participate in the development or testing of electrical aspects of new green technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
  • Perform supervisory duties, such as recommending work assignments, approving leaves, or completing performance evaluations.
  • Plan method or sequence of operations for developing or testing experimental electronic or electrical equipment.
  • Plan, schedule, or monitor work of project support personnel.
  • Prepare electrical project cost or work-time estimates.
  • Prepare, review, or coordinate ongoing modifications to contract specifications or plans.
  • Provide technical assistance in resolving electrical engineering problems encountered before, during, or after construction.
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material.
  • Set up or operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
  • Write engineering specifications to clarify design details or functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
  • Write procedures for the commissioning of electrical installations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate time requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of green technologies.
  • Fabricate devices or components.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems.
  • Interpret design or operational test results.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Resolve operational performance problems.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Supervise production or support personnel.
  • Test green technologies or processes.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Air Support Operations Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, AV-8B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, F-35B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, U/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician, V-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Communications/Navigation Systems Technician, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Control Systems Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures Systems Technician, EA-6B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Communication Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electronic Micro/miniature Component and Cable Repair Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment (PME) Calibration/Repair Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Avionic Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Avionics/Maintenance Technician, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cable and Antenna Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cable and Antenna Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cable and Antenna Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cable and Antenna Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cable and Antenna Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Calibration Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communication/Navigation/Cryptographic/Countermeasures Systems Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Construction Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Electrical Power Production (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electricians Mate, Nuclear Power (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Maintenance Chief (Aviation (C2)) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician, Submarine, Communications (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Electronics, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Metrology Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Mobile Facility Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Radio Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System (RTCASS) Technician, IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Operations/Air Defense Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Power Generation Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrical Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrician, Research