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Working As An Electrical Test Technician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • $61,130

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrical Test Technician Do At General Electric

* Test Control System to Engineering and Customer specifications
* Troubleshoot Modules, Devices and/or Software functionality
* Perform tests on Modules, Devices and/or Software functionality
* Setup test stand and manipulate the software to work with the control
* Perform tests on Modules, devices and/or system consisting of various control types according to engineering documentation and knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles
* Create appropriate documentation when needed
* Interact with internal and external customers as needed
* Assist the engineering department as needed to ensure systems are tested and shipped as scheduled
* Accept independent responsibility for compliance to Environment, Health and Safety
* Flow back and forth between projects while maintaining departmental quality standards
* Quality control inspection of work and products during testing and completion of test
* Read, understands, and follows detailed drawings, schematics, assembly drawings, customer specifications and test procedures
* Provide support and backup of other supply chain personnel, be involved in establishing and achieving team goals while respecting the feelings, needs and varying viewpoints of others
* Document and communicate by using a computer
* Interface daily with internal customers to meet business objectives and external customer requirements
* Develop and improve testing processes, written procedures and checklists
* Required to follow all department policies and procedures

What Does An Electrical Test Technician Do At Shermco Industries

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* Field Service Technicians inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up and collect data of low, medium and high voltage (to 500kV) electrical systems, and moderately complex relay calibration and power metering.
* Instrument transformer tests
* Power transformer testing
* Doble, TTR, Insulation Resistance, etc.
* Test both electro-mechanical and solid state relays
* Cable testing
* Tan Delta, Power Factor, VLF, DC Hipot
* Automatic transfer switch troubleshooting
* Low, Medium and High voltage switchgear and circuit breaker testing
* Rotate emergency on-call duty and if called respond to customer emergencies in a timely manner

What Does An Electrical Test Technician Do At Ziegler Inc.

* Supervises scope of work definition, testing requirement design and procedures, report generation and remedial repair recommendations for electrical equipment, components or systems for emergency stand-by power systemsDirects and coordinates maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications and codesComplies with all local and federal safety codesProvides input on Capital Purchases for toolingProvides input and support for testing software form creation and asset management
* Works in a cooperative manner with team, superiors and customersProvides 24-hour support to Field TechniciansSupports Ziegler safety culture and ensures technicians perform work safely with proper use of PPE
* Oversees maintenance and testing of low and medium voltage (15kV and below) electrical systems, switchgear, automatic transfer switches and uninterruptible power systemsPossesses and continues to develop knowledge of protective relay devices (both electro-mechanical and solid state), circuit breakers, automatic transfer switches, and PLC across multiple manufacturersInvestigates equipment complaints, determines nature and extent of problem, and recommends remedial measures

What Does An Electrical Test Technician Do At ISYS Technologies

* ISYS Technologies is hiring an Electrical/Test Technician.
* Job Duties:
* Repair, replace, and rebuild electrical system wiring, connectors, and components using hand tools, power tools, and applicable test equipment
* Fabricate harness and electrical assemblies
* Read and interpret manufacturers' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to accomplish work
* Work under close supervision receiving technical guidance from supervisor or higher-level technician
* Perform logistics activities such as lifting and moving of hardware related to shipping, receiving, installing and maintenance activities

What Does An Electrical Test Technician Do At Textron

* Maintainand operate Unmanned Systems craft and support equipment
* Troubleshootelectronic and general electrical systems
* AssistEngineers and Designers with prototype development and testing
* Supportoffsite testing and demonstrations
* Activelyperform lab maintenance, safety audits, and material tracking
* Thisposition does not directly provide leadership or supervision to otheremployees

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How To Become An Electrical Test Technician

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree.


Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in ANSI C, C++ programming, Java programming, physics, microprocessors, and circuitry. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Important Qualities

Logical-thinking skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also be able to follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electronics engineering technicians in particular must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Observational skills. Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.

Problem-solving skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians create what engineers have designed and often test the designs to make sure that they work. Technicians help to resolve any problems that come up in carrying out the engineers’ designs.

Writing skills. These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

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Real Electrical Test Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Electrical Testing and Commissioning Technician Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jun 23, 2015 $110,000 -
Electrical Testing and Commissioning Technician Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jan 15, 2016 $100,000 -
Electrical Testing and Commissioning Technician Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jan 15, 2010 $96,500 -
Electrical Testing and Commissioning Technician Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jan 15, 2013 $70,000 -

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Top Skills for An Electrical Test Technician


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Top Electrical Test Technician Skills

  1. High Voltage
  2. Automatic Test Equipment
  3. Electrical Test Fixtures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tested and commissioned power transformers, low, medium and high voltage circuit breakers and associated switchgears.
  • Design, build, and repair electrical test fixtures, for testing of complex circuit boards and assemblies.
  • Visit vendors for inspections on enclosure units as well as high speed circuit breakers.
  • Connected wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Calibrated, Measurement Diagnostic equipment troubleshoots, and welding repaired Printer Circuit Boards with Microscope.

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