Electrical Engineering Technician 

As an electrical engineering technician, you conduct tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations and assist in estimating costs. You support electrical engineers.

You may assemble, install, test, modify and repair electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements.  



  • Technical Work
  • Salary 
  • Working in an office and outdoor settings 

A typical day may involve:

  • collecting data, performing tests and calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulation
  • estimating materials, costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions, such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

It helps to be good at:

  • communicating clearly
  • solving problems
  • keeping things organised
  • quality assurance
  • analytical thinking

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert IV in Electrical Equipment and Systems 
  • Advanced Diploma Electrical - Engineering 


  • Traineeship 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing 
  • Mining 
  • Infrastructure services 

Related Roles

  • Electrical Engineer 

  • Electrical engineering draftsperson

  • Electrician 


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