Electrical Technician Job Description and Profile

An Electrical Technician applies electrical theory or related knowledge in testing and modifying operational or developmental electrical control circuitry and equipment and electrical machinery in commercial or industrial plants and laboratories. They perform various skilled, journey-level tasks in the construction, design, installation, maintenance, calibration, testing, and repair of electronic control systems and electrical systems. Electrical technicians modify electrical prototypes in order to correct operational deviations under the general direction of an Electrical Engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Repairing and replacing defective parts in generators, motors, storage batteries, controllers, switchboards, switches, conductors, and other electrical fixtures.
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing electromechanical, electrical, and electronic components of machinery and equipment, including transformers, generators exciters, and hydraulic and pneumatic devices.
  • Performing preventive repair and maintenance of field, plant, and shop electronic and electrical systems, devices, equipment and components.
  • Testing solid-state circuitry to find defective parts in digital and analog equipment and replacing defective parts.
  • Installing enhancements and major upgrades to plant electrical subsystems and subsystems.
  • Utilizing specialized digital cameras and thermo graphic imaging to perform infrared analysis and examination of field equipment.
  • Designing and modifying motor power control equipment circuits, reading and interpreting blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Preparing schedules and coordinating activities with other divisions and sections.
  • Planning and laying work orders or work from instructions, using sketches, blueprints, and drawings.
  • Making ensure that the accurate and appropriate completion of all preventive maintenance duties.

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to identify and implement efficient paths of action to finish the assigned work.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain solid working relationships with others.
  • Should be able to test, calibrate, diagnose, and repair various devices.
  • Good communication and organization skills.

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Technician related field from a certified college.
  • Certification in Electrical Technician field from an accredited institution.