Electronic engineering technician

Responsible for detailed drawings and plans of circuits and other electrical aspects, Electronic Engineering Technicians require great skill and training.

Duties and tasks

  • Assembling circuitry and teaching proper use of electrical items to others
  • Designing appropriate circuitry and wiring for different projects
  • Knowing the safety protocol and regulations for placing different types of circuits into an area
  • Working with designers, engineers, and homeowners to create necessary circuitry for projects of housing
  • Working with electricity and items related to electrical outlets

Skills required

  • Ability to prepare drawings of complex circuitry and explain those drawings to designers when necessary
  • Coordination of assembly, distribution, and operation of electrical circuitry
  • Operation of necessary tools to assemble circuitry as needed
  • Skills necessary to repair, replace, and calibrate any electrical aspect as needed
  • Strong knowledge of how to implement and carry out safety regulations and protocols

Working conditions

Electrical Engineers can expect to be outdoors, often in harsh weather as that is when emergency repairs are most often needed. Hours may include nights, weekends, and holidays on top of a normal work day. Some electrical engineers may get office jobs with design and research, but should expect to spend at least some time outdoors testing materials.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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