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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.
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- 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.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Bas-Saint-Laurent Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region are expected to be good for this occupation.
After increasing sharply in the 1990s, employment for electrical and electronics technologists and technicians has decrease slightly in Bas-Saint-Laurent. This situation is attributable to the decreased demand for machinery and equipment containing electronic components during the first half of the 2000s.
In the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, the main areas of employment are telecommunications (25%), manufacturing (15%), utilities (13%), repair and maintenance services (10%) and professional, scientific and technical services (8%).
Our scenario for the 2012-2014 forecast period anticipates a slight increase in the number of electrical and electronics technologists and technicians owing to an increase in hiring in the cell phone, telecommunications systems, marine science and utilities sectors. Most opportunities will open up mainly through the need to replace retiring electrical and electronics technologists.
Available labour is composed primarily of college graduates from electrotechnical programs and, to a lesser extent, a few unemployed workers with experience.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Estimated at $75M, the Viger-Denonville wind project is ongoing in Saint-Épiphane and Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, which will lead to the creation of 50 jobs during the construction phase, with the project coming to an end on December 1 (available in French only)
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- The government of Quebec has given the green light to the Rivière-du-Loup RCM Viger-Denonville community wind farm project, valued at $75M (available in French only)
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