What They Do
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.
Technical Skills Needed
Analytical or scientific software — Failure mode and effects analysis FMEA software; Minitab ; Powersim PSIM; The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD ; Bentley Microstation ; Dassault Systemes CATIA; Zuken E3.schematic
Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript ; National Instruments LabVIEW ; Verilog; VHSIC hardware description language VHDL
Complex Problem Solving
Engineering and Technology
Computers and Electronics