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Electrical Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Design Tech
  • Electrical Tech/Project Manager
  • Engineering Tech
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Senior Analysis Specialist
  • Senior Engineering Tech
  • Senior Process Control Tech
  • Technologist
  • Technologist Electronic Design or Technical Director
  • Technologist, Development

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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  • Assemble or test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
  • Assist engineers and scientists in conducting applied research in electrical engineering.
  • Build or test electrical components of electric-drive vehicles or prototype vehicles.
  • Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.
  • Compile and maintain records documenting engineering schematics, installed equipment, installation or operational problems, resources used, repairs, or corrective action performed.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable or nonsustainable designs.
  • Construct and evaluate 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.
  • Create or modify electrical components to be used in renewable energy generation.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electrical components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Evaluate electrical engineering plans to determine whether they comply with applicable environmental standards.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems, industrial automation systems, or electrical equipment, including control circuits, variable speed drives, or programmable logic controllers.
  • Participate in the development or testing of electrical aspects of new green technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
  • Participate in training or continuing education activities to stay abreast of engineering or industry advances.
  • Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards.
  • Review installation or quality assurance documentation.
  • Review, develop, and prepare maintenance standards.
  • Set up and operate standard or specialized testing equipment.
  • Supervise the construction or testing of electrical prototypes, according to general instructions and established standards.
  • Test sustainable materials for their applicability to electrical engineering systems or system designs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Assist engineers or scientists with research.
  • Create electrical schematics.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Direct quality control activities.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Prepare project budgets.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Test green technologies or processes.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Update technical knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Armament/Electrical/Avionics Repair Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Avionics Electrical Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - 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)
  • Interior Electrician (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Controls Designer
  • Electrical Engineer