Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians:

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $61,220.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,179
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Critical Thinking
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install security equipment or systems
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Fabricate electrical parts or fixtures
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Fabricate devices or components
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Connect electrical components or equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment

Repair electronics manufacturing equipment
Maintain electronic equipment
Replace electronic components
Replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
Repair electrical lines or transformers
Repair electronic components, equipment, or systems
Repair computer controlled manufacturing systems
Repair electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
Modify electrical or electronic equipment
Calibrate electronic equipment or instruments to specification
Troubleshoot electrical or electronic equipment problems
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment
Splice electric or communications cables or trunk lines
Maintain duplicating equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test products for functionality or quality
Test manufactured products
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test engineering project equipment
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use

Controlling Machines and Processes

Perform machining operations
Operate precision test equipment
Operate variety of machine tools
Operate industrial testing equipment
Implement robotics systems
Fabricate products or components using machine tools
Operate power or hand tools in engineering environments
Operate laboratory equipment
Operate high voltage apparatus

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design electrical equipment or systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Write computer programs or code
Create physical models or prototypes
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop engineering technical methods or processes

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Programming
Electrical Engineering
Project Management
Technical Writing / Editing
Electrical Systems

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