Electrical engineering technicians perform technical tasks to aid in electrical engineering research and in the design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, facilities and distribution systems.
Tasks include -
(a) providing technical assistance in research on and development of electrical equipment and facilities, or testing prototypes;
(b) designing and preparing blueprints of electrical installations and circuitry according to the specifications given;
(c) preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for manufacture and installation, according to the specifications given;
(d) monitoring technical aspects of the manufacture, installation, utilization, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations;
(e) planning installation methods, checking completed installations for safety and controls or undertaking the initial running of the new electrical equipment or systems;
(f) assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Electrical engineering technician
- Electric power transmission engineering technician
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Electronics engineering technician - 3114
- Power production plant operator - 3131
- Electrical mechanic - 7412