Automotive Technician

Automotive technicians test drive vehicles and test components and systems using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices. They troubleshoot problems and perform repairs on automotive systems including ignition, emission control, brakes, electrical, and suspension. They provide vehicle maintenance services such as tuning engines or replacing parts that wear out […]

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Biotechnology

At its simplest, biotechnology investigates cellular and biomolecular processes to develop new technologies and products. Technicians in biotechnology assist in research including the collection of information and samples such as blood, water, soil, plants, or animals. They may work in various fields of science and engineering such as agriculture, environmental science, resource management, biology, or […]

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CAD – Computer Aided Design

Computer-aided drafters (or drafters) produce precise drawings or schematics using computer-assisted drafting systems (CAD). They often specialize in an area such as architecture, mechanics, civil engineering, or electronics. The drafter will need to understand the project and the goals of the engineers, builders, or fabricators to produce accurate drawings that capture the exact details of […]

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Electronics Technician

An electronics technician knows electronic theory and how electrical components work. They can apply their knowledge in several areas including identifying and resolving equipment malfunctions, assembling or testing electronic units or replacing defective electronic parts or circuits. Electronics technicians can work at a single facility or work for a company that provides a service to […]

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Heating, Ventilation
& Air Conditioning (HVAC)

HVAC technicians install and perform routine service on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Maintenance services include tasks such as changing filters, cleaning ducts, power-washing units, oiling parts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants. Installing a new system is a bigger job and includes assembling and mounting heating or cooling equipment, laying out and connecting electrical wiring […]

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Land Surveying Technology & Geomatics

Land surveyors play an integral role in land development from the planning and design of land subdivisions through to the final construction of roads, utilities, and landscaping. A land survey is performed for the purpose of locating, describing, and mapping the features of a parcel of land which may include mapping the boundaries and corners, […]

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Power Technology

A power technician monitors power generating equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards. They start and stop generators, as needed, to control power output. They perform maintenance on auxiliary equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, and filters. They open and close valves and switches in sequence to start […]

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Renewable Energy Technician

Renewable energy technicians often specialize in photovoltaic (solar) energy installation but may find some opportunities in wind energy (turbine) technology. Photovoltaic technicians, also known as PV installers, assemble, install, and maintain solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures. This includes measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules, as well as performing […]

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Utility Lineworker

Utility lineworkers usually work for utility or power companies but their skills may help them find work in other companies as well. They typically install, maintain, and repair electrical lines that provide power to a region including houses and businesses. The work can include climbing poles or using truck-mounted buckets to access lines, digging holes […]

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