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Electrical Engineering Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

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Currently Employed: 500

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $30.30 - $43.89

Typical Annual Salary: $63,000 - $91,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
  • Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
  • Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems or solid state equipment.
  • Plan method or sequence of operations for developing or testing experimental electronic or electrical equipment.
  • Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Automatic soldering machine
  • Electronic measuring probes
  • Frequency analyzers
  • Microprocessors
  • Signal generators

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Industrial control software
  • Spreadsheet software

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