Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologist and Technicians

Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. People in these jobs pay attention to detail, are dependable and flexible, can think analytically, are cooperative, and show dependability. Is this you? There are differences between technologists and technicians. Technologists generally have more responsibility. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists design, develop, install, operate and test equipment and systems. They build and test prototypes, and conduct research with scientists and engineers. They also write specifications & technical reports and develop and control schedules and budgets. Technicians help design, develop, install and test equipment and systems. They conduct life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze the results. They help to build and test prototypes. They also understand and follow technical manuals to adjust and correct equipment and instruments as well as help develop estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications, and reports. Both positions might use analytical or scientific software and computer-aided design CAD software. Both of these occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

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