Transmission Engineer Job Description
- A transmission engineer uses transmission planning techniques to develop and test new system plans, equipment and technological methods in a company's operating activities. The engineer also drafts, lays out and specifies technical devices, machinery and equipment.
Qualitative Abilities and Tools
- A transmission engineer must be computer-savvy and possess acumen in engineering, technology, mathematics and physics. Effective communication skills and good vision also helps. To complete the required tasks proficiently, a transmission engineer often uses binocular light compound microscopes, calipers and computer-aided design software, such as Autodesk AutoCAD.
Education and Earnings
- Transmission engineers generally hold a bachelor's degree in industrial or electrical engineering. Companies may hire professionals who have less education if they are qualified, however. A transmission engineer job pays an average annual salary of $89,000 as of 2010, according to the career data website Indeed.