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Electrical Engineering Technologists

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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.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Assist engineers and scientists in conducting applied research in electrical engineering.
    • Review, develop, and prepare maintenance standards.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Mathematics

      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge
    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $57,110/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $27.46/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,280
    • Yearly Projected Openings 310
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    Tools
    • Voltage or current meters
    • Soldering iron
    • Signal generators
    • Power meters
    • Microcontrollers
    Technology
    • Program testing software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.