Electrical Engineering Technician

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At A Glance: Electrical Engineering Technician

Electrical engineering technicians test or modify operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry. Such workers require one to two years of training on-the-job and with experienced workers, and some individuals may need to complete an apprenticeship program as well. Electrical engineering technicians earn approximately $30.93 per hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 2% to 4%. Positions related to electrical engineering technicians include electronics engineering technicians, mechanical engineering technicians, manufacturing production technicians, audio and video equipment technicians, and avionics technicians.

Entry Level Requirements

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Certificate

To become an electrical engineering technician, a student must complete a post-secondary certificate. On occasion, students will need to complete an associate's degree.
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There are more than

4,600
manufacturing businesses in the Tri-State area.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $18 - $46/HR.

Job Details: Electrical Engineering Technician

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Commonly Performed Tasks

There are many tasks that electrical engineering technicians perform regularly. They assemble systems and prototypes; build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment; and inspect projects for quality control. They also identify solutions to electrical problems, as well as collaborating with other employees to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers or others to identify, define, and solve problems

Required Job Skills

Electrical engineering technicians require specific skills to do their jobs effectively. They must think critically, listen actively, and read and understand complex information. They must also be able to solve complex problems and monitor themselves, others, and organizations.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Comprehend complex informational text and visuals
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Concentrate on a task without being distracted

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus
Program: Electronics Basic
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Stark State College
Program: Electrical Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus
Program: Electronic Engineering Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years

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