Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians - Emploi d'avenir
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Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

Electricity and electronics are an integral part of our contemporary world. Mobile phones, lighting systems, pacemakers and power plants are all powered by electrical or electronic technology. Support the engineers who bring these systems to life.

 
Average salary30$ / hour
 

Description

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.

Profile(s)

  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists

  • Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software
  • Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards
  • Conduct or supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments
  • Carry out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems
  • Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets.

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians

  • Assist in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems
  • Assist in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances
  • Conduct life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze results
  • Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications
  • Carry out a limited range of technical functions in support of research in electrical and electronic engineering and physics
  • Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems
  • Calibrate electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions
  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.

Training

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

Industrial Electronics Technology

Description of the Industrial Electronics Technology program

To register for Industrial Electronics Technology:

Computer Engineering Technology

Description of the Computer Engineering Technology program

To register for Computer Engineering Technology:

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

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