How to become a Electrical Engineering Associate

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. Electrical engineering associates may specialise as electrical engineering design drafters, technical officers, substation design officers, test officers and power-system controllers.

Personal requirements of a Electrical Engineering Associate

  • 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.

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