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Electrical Engineering Technologists
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 623

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $27.72 - $44.39

Typical Annual Salary: $57,700 - $92,300

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typical training

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

  • Install or maintain electrical control systems, industrial automation systems, or electrical equipment, including control circuits, variable speed drives, or programmable logic controllers.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electrical components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards.
  • Supervise the construction or testing of electrical prototypes, according to general instructions and established standards.
  • Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.
  • Set up and operate standard or specialized testing equipment.
  • Compile and maintain records documenting engineering schematics, installed equipment, installation or operational problems, resources used, repairs, or corrective action performed.
  • Review installation or quality assurance documentation.
  • Participate in training or continuing education activities to stay abreast of engineering or industry advances.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Microcontrollers
  • Power meters
  • Signal generators
  • Soldering iron
  • Voltage or current meters

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Program testing software

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