Electrical engineering associates are involved in the planning, design, selection, installation, starting up and maintenance of electrical equipment, facilities, power plant installations, parts and distribution systems. Electrical engineering associates usually work on a range of duties that lie between the trade level and technologist level.
Duties & Tasks
Electrical engineering associates may perform the following tasks:assist electrical engineers with the design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry in power stations, transformers, substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor-control systems
collect information, perform calculations and prepare diagrams and drawings of electrical installations and circuitry
determine material costs and quantities
check that designs and finished products follow specifications, regulations and contract details
use computers to produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation
assist with testing and starting up electrical equipment and installations, and in supervising operations and maintenance
look after and test equipment, and construct prototypes and final assemblies
assist with research and development programmes.
enjoy technical and engineering activities
good with hands
capacity for accurate, careful work
able to identify, analyse and solve problems
good oral and written communication skills
good at computing and design
good at mathematics
able to work independently and as part of a team.