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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians  (NOC 2241)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.

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Electrical and electronics engineering technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software
  • Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards
  • Conduct or supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments
  • Carry out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems
  • Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets.
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Assist in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems
  • Assist in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances
  • Conduct life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze results
  • Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications
  • Carry out a limited range of technical functions in support of research in electrical and electronic engineering and physics
  • Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems
  • Calibrate electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions
  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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Outlook & Prospects for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Edmonton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2241) in the Edmonton region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring or leaving this occupation. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth, as well as a proportionately larger number of unemployed workers with experience in this occupation that may compete for available jobs.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 39 years and 12% of workers were 55 years old and older.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014 Week of Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2013
  • Capital Power Corp. and Enmax Corp. are partnering to construct a two-unit gas-fired power plant west of Edmonton. The Genesee 4 and 5 facility is expected to be completed by 2020 to meet a growing electricity demand, and to replace recently decommissioned coal-fired plants.
Week of Dec 02 - Dec 06, 2013
  • Forge Hydrocarbons is installing a bio-refining plant in cooperation with the City of Edmonton. The facility, to be operational within a few months, will turn liquid waste into chemical solvents or fuels.
Week of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
  • MCL Waste Systems is planning a $22M waste processing and recycling facility for Drayton Valley. The project, which has already received $10M from the Alberta carbon tax fund, plans to produce a pelleted end product that can be used for energy production.
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