Electrical Engineers:

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $79,120.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,270
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.21 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design mechanical or production-related tools, fixtures, or devices
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design energy production or management equipment or systems
Design power sources or equipment
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Design energy-efficient equipment or systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design electrical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Develop new products based on scientific research
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design data processing systems
Design data security systems
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Design alternative energy systems
Design construction projects
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Examine telephone transmission facilities to determine equipment requirements
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Perform engineering related measurements

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Test products for functionality or quality
Compute product or materials test results
Perform quality assurance testing
Test engineering project equipment
Test data communications systems

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze technical problems
Perform engineering research
Analyze business problems
Calculate differential equations
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Evaluate product design
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform cost benefit analysis
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Design transmission equipment
Lay out electrical wiring for buildings or facilities
Determine production, construction, or installation specifications
Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Write product performance requirements
Design telecommunication equipment
Design aircraft or aerospace equipment
Calculate engineering specifications
Plan layout of electrical or electronic installation
Develop system requirements
Design instruments for scientific research
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Getting Information

Review traffic routing or control plans
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Determine effects of pollution
Survey land or properties
Collect engineering data
Determine factors affecting production processes
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures

Handling and Moving Objects

Install generating plant equipment
Install power or communication lines and cables
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install communication line switching devices
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect electrical components or equipment

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Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/engineer.htm

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/engineer.htm

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