22310 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians



22310 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
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.


Index of titles
Airborne electronic sensor operator - Canadian Armed Forces
Audio amplifier repairer - production
Biomedical and laboratory equipment repairer
Biomedical electronics technologist - Canadian Armed Forces
Biomedical engineering technologist
Calibration tester
Circuit designer - railway
Communications technologist
Computer communications technician
Computer hardware technologist
Computer inspector-tester
Control panels tester
Control systems tester
Controls technician - electrical and electronics
Development technologist - telecommunications
Digital electronics technician
Distribution planning technologist
Drilling rigs electronic technician
Electrical and electronics design technologist
Electrical and electronics quality control technologist
Electrical engineering design technologist
Electrical engineering technician
Electrical engineering technologist
Electrical power supply system technician
Electrical power system planning technician
Electrical power system technician
Electrical technician
Electricity distribution network technologist
Electromechanical technician
Electromedical equipment technician
Electronic components inspection technician
Electronic equipment maintenance technician
Electronic production repairer
Electronic prototype technologist
Electronic systems tester
Electronics design technologist
Electronics engineering design technologist
Electronics engineering technician
Electronics engineering technologist
Electronics manufacturing technician
Electronics manufacturing technologist
Electronics production support technician
Electronics quality control troubleshooter
Electronics technician
Electronics technologist
Engineering technologist - electrical power distribution
Fibre optics technician
Fibre optics technologist
Flight simulator technician
Holographics technician
Holographics technologist
Home lighting technician
Hospital electronic equipment repairer
Laser technician
Lead flight simulator technician
Lighting technologist
Lines distribution design technologist
Medical instruments repairer
Medical laboratory equipment repairer
Metering technologist
Metrics technologist
Metrology technician
Metrology technologist
Microwave maintenance technician
Optics technologist
Paramedical equipment repairer
Physical sciences laboratory technician
Physics department electronics technologist
Production support technician - electronics manufacturing
Protection technologist - electrical power system
Radar systems technician
Radar technician
Radio frequency technologist
Repairer - electronics production
Research laboratory equipment repairer
Satellite technician
Satellite technologist
Satellite verification technologist
Sonar technician
Space vision technologist
Test equipment repairer - oil exploration
Test technician
Underground distribution technologist - electrical power


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists
Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, microelectronic 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.


Employment requirements
Completion of a two- or three-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, telecommunications technology or an equivalent is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technologists.
Completion of a one- or two-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technicians.
Certification in electrical or electronics engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."


Additional information
Progression to managerial positions in engineering, production or operations is possible with experience.
There is mobility to other related occupations such as technical sales, electronics service technicians, instrument technicians and avionics technicians.


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