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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 Stratford--Bruce Peninsula 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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Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians is expected to be fair in 2012-2013. According to the 2006 census there were about 12,000 electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians in Ontario. Some job growth is expected over the next few years given infrastructure investments in the power/ renewable energy sector. Additional opportunities will come from electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing, telecommunications, as well as new emerging areas such as biomedical technologies. While employment in manufacturing has improved over the last year, a weak export market and high Canadian dollar will moderate growth.
In most manufacturing sectors, technological change in instrumentation and automation, quality control, and production systems will continue to support employment demand. Technicians and technologists with a wide range of skills and experience including the related areas of mechanics, robotics, programming and computer-assisted design (CAD) will have better employment opportunities. Workers will also need to upgrade their skills and education as industry standards and regulations evolve.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- All eight Bruce Power plant nuclear generating units in Tiverton are now again in full operation. Bruce Power is currently seeking supply chain, IT, project management, operations and maintenance staff.
Week of Oct 15 – Oct 19, 2012
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