Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians design, build and maintain electrical components. They are very hands-on and enjoy trying out different circuit set ups, and are very good at spotting problems and fixing them so that the components work correctly. Electronics engineering technicians enjoy doing practical work, being organised and helping electronic engineers test their designs.

Attributes: logical, creative, observant

Solar Energy Engineer

Solar energy engineers are experts in utilising sunlight to generate electricity. They create solar cells that collect and store the sun’s rays. They work with clients to design, plan and implement solar energy projects for cities, businesses, and homeowners. They manage anything from large-scale municipal projects to home rooftop installations. Solar engineers may need to report on the efficiency, cost and safety of a project. Computer skills are essential for creating designs and testing photo-voltaic systems.

Attributes: committed, imaginative, organised

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Electrical Technician

Electrical technicians are responsible for designing, developing, testing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and equipment. Machinery used around the world such as computers, communication equipment, navigational devices and medical monitoring machines rely on the work of electrical technicians. Work can vary from dealing with circuit breakers and electrical wiring to working in research and development, conducting experiments, testing new designs, and collecting data. Others might specialise in computer programs, such as Computer Aided Design, in quality control or in aerospace testing flight equipment.

Attributes: focus, organised, attention to detail

Systems Engineer

Systems engineers design and create systems to meet specific needs by combining and integrating people, components and processes into a whole system and ensuring each of those components work correctly. Systems are used in industrial processes to increase output, but a toilet, a refrigerator, an air conditioner, an automatic iron, a car and even the human body are all systems. Larger systems include moveable bridges, manufacturing plants or the International Space Station.

Attributes: collaborative, imaginative, resilient

Power Plant Operator

Power plant operators manage and maintain the machinery that generates electricity. This may be produced from hydroelectric energy, solar or wind power, nuclear energy, coal or gas. Power plant operators regulate and distribute the power amongst the generators. They monitor the voltage and electricity flow from the plant to meet fluctuating customer demands throughout the day.

Attributes: observant, self-motivated, collaborative

Broadcast Engineer

Broadcast engineers are responsible for the development, operation, maintenance and repair of the hardware and systems for use in broadcasting television, radio and online. Broadcast engineers can be directly involved in broadcasting programmes or in maintaining the equipment. They can specialise in a particular field such as video encoding or transmission. Broadcast engineers may work on broadcast automation systems in studios, outside broadcasts, post-production operations, webcasts and interactive TV.

Attributes: hard-working, tenacious, organised

IT Systems Analyst

Systems analysts work within the IT industry and are responsible for analysing current systems as well as designing and implementing new IT systems. They analyse, improve or replace current systems to ensure they meet client outcomes. They work with programmers and software developers to build systems, oversee testing of new systems and train staff to use new or upgraded systems.

Attributescommunicative, passionate, observant

Network Engineer

Network engineers are involved in the installing, maintaining, servicing and repair of computer data and communication systems. They can be involved in installing new software and hardware as well as creating user accounts and dealing with permissions and passwords for networks.

Attributes: committed, patient, collaborative

Control Systems Engineer

A control systems engineer designs and creates a set of devices that regulates systems, so basically a system that controls a system. Control systems are found for example, in the quality control of products, weapons systems, transportation systems, power systems, space technology and robotics. Control systems engineers design and manage the systems that guide and monitor machinery, usually using electronics or computers. They are also responsible for fixing malfunctions and analysing and researching designs.

Attributes: open-minded, imaginative, curious

Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear engineers design, build, maintain and decommission nuclear power plants. Their work involves measuring and monitoring radiation levels, ensuring the plant meets legal requirements for safety and security, supervising power station technicians and planning safe methods of nuclear waste disposal. They maintain the systems which transfer the electricity from the generators to the outside world and design ways to improve the efficiency of nuclear power plants.

Attributes: committed, patient, resilient