Electrical Engineering Technologists :

Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $63,980.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,474
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.91 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Problem-solving
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Creativity
Decision-making
Integrity
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Conduct performance testing
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Compute product or materials test results
Test products for functionality or quality
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Test engineering project equipment
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design electrical equipment or systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design energy-efficient equipment or systems
Design control systems
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Design industrial processing systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop operational methods or processes
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design alternative energy systems
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Create physical models or prototypes

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install production equipment or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install security equipment or systems
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Assemble precision electronics or optical equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Fabricate devices or components
Connect electrical components or equipment
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate project labor requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate operational costs
Perform engineering related measurements
Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects
Determine voltage, amperage, or resistance

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze green technology design requirements
Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering data
Interpret design or operational test results
Evaluate product design
Perform engineering research
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Analyze test or validation data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data
Perform cost benefit analysis

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Review engineering codes and specifications
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Collect engineering data

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment

Maintain electronic equipment
Troubleshoot manufacturing or facility equipment problems
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment
Troubleshoot electrical or electronic equipment problems
Calibrate electronic equipment or instruments to specification
Maintain test equipment
Modify electrical or electronic equipment
Repair electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
Replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate pneumatic test equipment
Implement robotics systems
Operate industrial testing equipment
Operate variety of machine tools
Operate precision test equipment
Operate industrial production equipment
Energize/de-energize electrical equipment
Operate power or hand tools in engineering environments

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Determine project methods and procedures
Solve engineering problems
Determine causes of mechanical or production problems
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Implement design or process improvements


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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
Security Clearance
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
Data Analysis
SQL
Business Process
Product Development
Biotechnology



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