Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

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Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1816 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 87% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 7% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by electrical engineering draftspersons and technicians. A few are listed below:

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Specific occupations

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technical Officer
  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Relays Draftsperson
  • Substation Design Draftsperson