Electrical engineers are responsible for the design, development, repair and testing of electrical systems, components and devices. They work with manufacturing, quality assurance, supply management, sales and marketing teams to ensure that equipment is installed per design and meets specs. Electrical engineers support the installation, maintenance and repair of new and existing electrical systems.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Design electrical systems by developing and testing component parts
- Oversee installation, maintenance and repair of new and existing electrical systems to ensure products meet specifications
- Design blueprints, documentation and diagrams for electrical components
- Work with various departments to optimize designs for cost, quality and manufacturability
- Use computers and other technologies, such as global positioning, to create and test electrical equipment
- Supervise or train project team members
- Perform detailed calculations to ensure that electrical systems and operations conform to standards and customer requirements
- Tear apart and reassemble equipment as needed
- Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperatures to analyze parts performance
- Ensure compliance with local and national electrical codes as well as operational, safety or environmental standards
- Maintain an inventory of the instruments and electrical or electronic parts
- Assist in developing and reviewing electrical programs and procedures as well as training others in these programs and procedures
- Keep up to date with new technology as it relates to electrical equipment and distribution systems
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education, particularly agricultural mechanics
- focus on physical sciences and mathematics
A bachelor’s degree in electrical, industrial, mechanical or agricultural engineering is required.