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What Does an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Do?

This is a profession that’s needed in many industry settings, from a power generating facility to a manufacturing business to the federal government. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help design, develop, test, manufacture and repair electronic components. They typically work under the supervision of an electrical engineer or a computer hardware engineer.

Electrical engineering technicians focus on electrical control systems, but their work may also include electronics engineering work, which focuses on basic circuitry and building prototypes.

Engineering technicians set up and run tests on equipment, systems and even products. That could include computers, medical monitoring equipment, navigational tools, communications systems or other electronic systems. However, these technicians — also called research electricians or product engineering technicians — usually specialize in one area.

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An electrical and electronics engineering technician tests a product in a lab for EMC compliance
These technicians use their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry, test procedures, mathematics and physics to solve a wide range of problems. (Credit: Kzenon/Shutterstock)
A Day In the Life
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Electrical and electronics engineering technician Tracy Wilson with a wrench
A Day In the Life

Tracy Wilson didn’t turn to the trades until her mid-30s, but it didn’t take long for her to realize she was meant to be there all along. The former housekeeper was raising two boys and trying to make ends meet when she looked into training. “There was something about the electronics lab that grabbed my attention, and I ended up signing up for classes that same day,” says Tracy. 

Now she’s an electronics technician. “The way I see it, I’m getting paid to do what I love, and that right there is a huge win!” Find out more about why she loves her job.

Job Responsibilities
  • Read blueprints, schematic drawings and instructions for assembly of equipment 
  • Design basic circuitry and draft sketches for clarification
  • Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
  • Perform maintenance and calibration of equipment
  • Test and analyze results
  • Describe equipment qualities, failures and limitations for engineers to consider
  • Write reports and record data 
  • Research equipment and component needs
Education + Training

Most employers require an associate degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Community colleges and technical schools offer programs that include programming languages, chemistry, physics and circuitry. Some businesses also offer on-the-job training or accept candidates who lack an associate degree but have equivalent experience, such as military training in this area.

Certification isn’t generally required but it may open up new job opportunities. Continuing education is a must to keep up with technological trends.

PLUS: Dive into the details about how to become an electrical or electronics engineering technician.

You May Be a Good Fit for This Position If You
  • Have a keen eye for detail 
  • Having strong communication skills
  • Have excellent reasoning skills
  • Excel at math and science
  • Have strong mechanical skills

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Training in Your Area

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Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electrical Substation Technology, A.A.S.

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

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Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

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Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville (99.2 Miles)

Electronics Technology Certificate

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville (99.2 Miles)

Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Okmulgee (101.9 Miles)

Engineering Technologies - Electrical/Electronics Technologies, A.A.S.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Okmulgee (101.9 Miles)

Engineering (Options: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Physics), A.S.

Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield (134.2 Miles)

Electrical Distribution Systems, A.A.S.

Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield (134.2 Miles)

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park (137.5 Miles)

Electronics Technology Certificate

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park (137.5 Miles)

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