Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologist

Summary

Electrical or electronics engineering technologists apply engineering principles to the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical and/or electronic plants and equipment.

Duties & Tasks

Electrical or electronics engineering technologists may perform the following tasks:

  • design, test and develop electrical and/or electronic plants and equipment (under guidance from a professional engineer)
  • assist with the planning and design of electrical and/or electronic services associated with heavy industries
  • develop tests and equipment to meet Australian standards
  • administer plans, specifications and contract documents
  • supervise the installation, starting up, operation and maintenance of an electrical plant
  • work out the likely social, economic and environmental impact of a new industry or piece of equipment
  • be aware of the effects of electrical and/or electronic equipment on the health and safety of staff under supervision.

Working Conditions

Electrical or electronics engineering technologists may work with chartered professional engineers and senior management in the fields of electrical power, computers, telecommunications and industrial control. They advise employers and clients in their fields of expertise about the application of new technologies.

Electrical or electronics engineering technologists may work in laboratories, factories or offices, or on ships or oil platforms performing maintenance, design, development and experimental work.

Personal Requirements

  • good at technical tasks
  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • aptitude for computing and design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work independently and accept responsibility.

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