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Electrical Engineer

 

Overview:

Electrical Engineers use technology to install, repair, service, and create electrical operations.

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Create electricity generating stations using semiconductors on a circuit board while developing a new electronic device
  • Oversee installation, maintenance and repair of new and existing electrical systems
  • Design blueprints and diagrams for electrical components
  • Participate in technical integration for complete system to ensure system meets product specification.
  • Work with Supply Management, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance to optimize designs for cost, quality, and manufacturability.
  • Use computers and other technologies such as global positioning to create and test electrical equipment
  • Tear apart and reassemble equipment
  • Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance
  • Develop electrical warning systems
  • Ensure compliance with local and national electrical codes
  • Maintain an inventory of the instrument/electrical/electronic parts
  • Assist in developing, trainings and reviewing electrical programs and procedures for company

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in electrical, industrial, mechanical or agricultural engineering is required.

 

To pursue a career as an Electrical Engineer:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, a focus on physical science, and mathematics.

 

Where can I work?

Typical employers: employed by farm equipment manufacturers, grain milling operations, research firms, meat processing companies, as well as some state and government agencies.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Electrical Engineers is projected to be good to excellent depending on skills, specialties and location.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Midwest Equipment Dealers Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers