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Electrical Engineering Technicians

ANZSCO ID 312312

Overview

All Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,784 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Engineering Technicians

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Electrical Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Also known as: Electrical Engineering Technical Officer.

Specialisations: Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician, Electrical Instrument Technician.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical and electronic engineering and technology or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Tasks
  • Collects data, performs tests and calculations, graphs results, and prepares charts and tabulation.
  • Estimates materials, costs and quantities.
  • Inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations.
  • Assembles, installs, tests, modifies and repairs electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements.
  • Undertakes electrical workshop functions, such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices.
  • Assists with research and experimentation programs.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical and electronic engineering and technology or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Engineering and technology

    69% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  3. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Mathematics

    64% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Technical design

    59% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Physics

    55% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Clerical

    47% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  15. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. Law and government

    27% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  17. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  19. Transportation

    22% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  6. Troubleshooting

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  15. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  9. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  7. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  8. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    63% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  9. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  10. Working with electronic equipment

    63% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  20. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.03 - Electrical Engineering Technicians.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Contact with people

    84% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  13. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    72% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  15. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  18. Spend time sitting

    66% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.03 - Electrical Engineering Technicians.

All Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,784 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Engineering Technicians

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Electrical Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Also known as: Electrical Engineering Technical Officer.

Specialisations: Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician, Electrical Instrument Technician.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical and electronic engineering and technology or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Tasks
  • Collects data, performs tests and calculations, graphs results, and prepares charts and tabulation.
  • Estimates materials, costs and quantities.
  • Inspects designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations.
  • Assembles, installs, tests, modifies and repairs electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements.
  • Undertakes electrical workshop functions, such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices.
  • Assists with research and experimentation programs.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in electrical and electronic engineering and technology or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Engineering and technology

    69% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  3. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Mathematics

    64% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Technical design

    59% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Physics

    55% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Clerical

    47% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  15. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. Law and government

    27% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  17. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  19. Transportation

    22% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  6. Troubleshooting

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  15. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  9. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  7. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  8. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    63% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  9. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  10. Working with electronic equipment

    63% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  20. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.03 - Electrical Engineering Technicians.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Contact with people

    84% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  13. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    72% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  15. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  18. Spend time sitting

    66% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.03 - Electrical Engineering Technicians.
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