Electrical Engineers

Job Descriptions:

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Associated Tasks:

  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications.
  • Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem, and recommend remedial measures.
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Plan or implement research methodology or procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $25.31
Median Hourly Earnings: $38.51
Experienced Earnings: $46.98
Typical Entry Level Education: Bachelor's degree

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 6,261
2022 Jobs 6,528
Average Annual Openings: 463 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 178
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Hard Skills

Electrical Engineering
Programmable Logic Controllers       
Electrical Systems      
Engineering Design Process

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