Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists

(NOC 2241)
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Career Description

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists design, develop, and test various electronic or telecommunication systems. They supervise the building/testing of prototypes as well as and the installation, commission, and operation of electronic equipment. They may carry out research, and set up/operate test equipment to test, analyze, and evaluate the performance of various electronic systems, components, and assemblies.

Duties May Include

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists perform some or all of the following duties:

Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software;

Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards;

Conduct or supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments;

Carry out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers;

Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems;

Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets.

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Assist in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems;

Assist in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electromechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances;

Conduct life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze results;

Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications;

Carry out a limited range of technical functions in support of research in electrical and electronic engineering and physics;

Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems;

Calibrate electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions;

Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.

Examples of Titles

Electronic Technician
Electronics Engineering Design Technologist
Electronics Engineering Technologist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma; Advanced
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St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Diploma; Co-op
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma; Co-op
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma
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Modified on May 13, 2012