Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officers maintain and support all Army equipment, and the land-based equipment of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
They are commissioned members of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officers lead the soldier technicians who keep equipment in top condition and work in every equipment life-cycle phase, from design, evaluation and acquisition through in-service support to eventual disposal.
Their duties involve leading staff and providing specialized engineering knowledge. They lead a team of highly skilled technicians of the Vehicle, Weapon, Electronic-Optronic and Materials occupations.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officers experience the unique adventures and challenges that come with working in different environments.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officers are employed at bases and garrisons across Canada and on deployed operations around the world.
In the field or on deployment they may work outdoors.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officers are first posted generally to a large workshop, where they lead a group of up to 30 technicians who maintain a wide range of equipment.
Under the guidance and supervision of more senior officers they make the technical, administrative and training decisions for their team.