Electrical and Electronics Engineer

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Photo by Harrison Broadbent on Unsplash


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Electrical and electronics engineers are responsible for designing and building electronics for spacecraft, aircraft or helicopters. They improve systems for airspace management, surveillance, satellite communication and navigation. As well, they may investigate and implement the use of alternative energy sources within the aerospace and defense industry.

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree


Professional Engineer Certification

What you do

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical networks, machinery and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems
  • Design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
  • Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipmen
  • Investigate electrical or electronic failures

What you need

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • A keen interest in the design and operation of electrical systems and equipment
  • Ability to think in an analytical and logical manner
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with others
  • Strong computer skills

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs