• preparing drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry
• collecting data, performing tests, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
• estimating materials costs and quantities
• assembling, installing, testing, modifying and repairing electrical equipment installations
• inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
• assisting with research programs.
Skills required to be an Electrical Engineering Technician
- Ability to assess and plan
- Risk management
- Asset management
Electrical engineering technicians often come from a career in:
- Electrical engineering and drafting
- Civil engineering and drafting
- Engineering, construction, structure and resource sector technical disciplines.
- Construction / defence / resources sectors
Minimum training and qualification requirements vary according to the requirements of the rail infrastructure manager or rail operator.
Mandatory qualifications may include the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician . This is a prerequisite for other higher qualifications needed for career advancement.
Those entering the field with wider work experience or qualifications may be suited to undertake study at the higher-level certificate, diploma or advance diploma levels as noted in the Potential Training Pathway below.
Many of these qualifications can be undertaken as an Australian apprenticeship.
Progression to more senior roles usually comes through experience. However, opportunities to advance could be more likely if you have relevant qualifications.
What an Electrical Engineering Technician's career progression can look like
What do I do next?
For more information on becoming an Electrical Engineering Technician:
- talk to your careers adviser
- contact your local TAFE or university
- if you already work in rail, talk to your employer.