What do Electrical Technicians do?
Electronical technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions and then work with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems. These technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.
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As an Electrical Technician, you will
Training & Educational Opportunities
Electrical technicians typically need some post-secondary course work and/or certification. Some employers may prefer those with an associate degree. Vocational–technical schools include post-secondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.
- College of DuPage
- Coyne College
- Elgin Community College
- Harper College
- Joliet Junior College
- Waubonsee Community College
Types of Employers
- Computer manufacturers
- Engineering firms
- Scientific research organizations
- Utility providers
- Applied Engineer
- Department/Group Supervisor
- E & E Technologist