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Electrical Engineer
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Electrical Engineer

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers - use computer aided drafting or design software for design, drafting, modeling, or other engineering tasks
  • Getting Information - collect scientific or technical data
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - use intuitive judgment for engineering analyses
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze engineering design problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - confer with research personnel
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.

About the test

The HR Avatar Electrical Engineer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Electrical Engineer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:17-2071.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Architecture and Engineering
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$59,720 or less
Bottom 25%:
$73,910 or less
Median:
$94,210 (Average)
Top 25%:
$119,690 or more
Top 10%:
$149,040 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
178,400
2024 (projected):
180,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:4,110

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Category Flexibility
  • Information Ordering
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
3%
Bachelor's Degree:
70%
Master's Degree:
23%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
3%
6 Months - 1 Year:
6%
1 - 2 Years:
37%
2 - 4 Years:
16%
4 - 6 Years:
4%
6 - 8 Years:
13%
More than 10 Years:
19%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Automation Engineer, Cable Engineer, Circuits Engineer, Controls Engineer, Design Engineer, Distribution Engineer, Distribution Field Engineer, District Plant Engineer, Division Engineer, Division Plant Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Designer, Electrical Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Integrator, Electrical Products Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Electrical Prospecting Engineer, Electrical Research Engineer, Electrical Test Engineer, Electrolysis and Corrosion Control Engineer, Electrolysis Engineer, Electrolysis Investigator, Engineer of System Development, Facilities Engineer, Failure Analysis Technician, Field Engineer, Geothermal Electrical Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Hydroelectric Plant Electrical Engineer, Illuminating Engineer, Induction Coordination Engineer, Induction Coordination Power Engineer, Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Instrumentation Engineer, Laser Engineer, Lighting Engineer, Line Construction Engineer, Meter Engineer, Microwave Supervisor, Outside Plant Engineer, Photovoltaic Power Systems Engineer (PV Power Systems Engineer), Photovoltaic Solar Cell Designer (PV Solar Cell Designer), Plant Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Power System Electrical Engineer, Power Systems Engineer, Power Transmission Engineer, Project Engineer, Protection Engineer, Radio Frequency Engineer (RF Engineer), Relay Engineer, Results Engineer, Rural Electrification Engineer, Service Engineer, Smart Grid Engineer, Solar Designer, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Systems Engineer, Telecommunication Engineer, Telephone Engineer, Test Engineer, Testing Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Traffic Routing Engineer, Transmission Engineer, Utility Engineer, Wind Farm Electrical Systems Designer, Wind Turbine Electrical Engineer, Wire Communications Engineer

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