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Reference # : 17-04245 Title : Electrical Eng Tech 1
Location : Vancouver, WA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 1 Years Start Date / End Date : 07/24/2017 / 07/21/2018  
Description
Summary: Provides technical support to engineering and technical personnel by performing studies and tests of substantial variety; also evaluates and presents results necessary to control the proper analysis and integrity of engineering projects. Tasks may include but not limited to assisting project managers and other electrical engineering personnel in the engineering, design, and implementation responsibility for assigned projects, and other related engineering activities.

Typical Engineering Technician tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Perform simulation studies and document findings in formal reports.
? Compiles technical results in summary form such as tables, reports, and graphics to support engineering staff.
? Develops and maintains databases related to engineering/scientific applications.
? Conducts efficiency studies on various projects and provides recommendations.
? Assist in the review and modification of One Line Diagrams and design drawings, using MicroStation CAD software.
? Prepares and processes work statements, procurement requests, detail sheets, receiving reports and invoices for various contracts.
? Performs field research by traveling to remote sites to collect physical data.
? Performs other related duties to a comparable level, as assigned.

Specific Electrical Engineering Technician Tasks:
Using sound engineering practices and judgment, the Contract worker may perform all or any of the following services:
? Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
? Install and maintain electrical control systems and solid state equipment.
? Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
? Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
? Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems.
? Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
? Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.
? Write commissioning procedures for electrical installations.
? Prepare project cost and work-time estimates.
? Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings and design comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria.
? Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria.
? Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations.
? Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions or amendments to outdated material.

Skills:
? Requires experience in a technical environment, MicroStation experience required.
? Ability to analyze and effectively document large volumes of technical data is essential.
? Must demonstrate the ability to design, analyze and implement projects from concept through completion.
? Skill in oral and written communication to effectively fulfill client/customer/team requirements.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material ? Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People ? Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Handling and Moving Objects ? Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Production and Processing ? Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
? Public Safety and Security ? Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Troubleshooting ? Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Equipment Selection ? Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
? Learning Strategies ? Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
? Repairing ? Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce sensible answers
? Oral Comprehension ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through speaking
? Written Comprehension ? The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Oral Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
? Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
? Arm-Hand Steadiness ? The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? A college degree in the area of engineering, mathematics, computer science or a related field or any equivalent combination of education is desirable.
? .5 to 4+ years experience which provides similar knowledge, skills and abilities is required.

Work Styles
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Innovation ? Position requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Leadership ? Position requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.