5 thoughts on “The differences between an MPE and ET?

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Saint Louis Gateway Area Local, #9
    Mike Nodine,
    When did “Calibration get added into the MPE-9 job description?

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Atlanta Metro Area Local 32
    Past or current office held, if any
    Workroom Floor Steward
    Click Here for a PDF I compiled on the issue of MM/MPE/ET differences.

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Saint Louis Gateway
    Past or current office held, if any
    Former shop steward and craft director
    ETs do digital electronics while MPEs do only basic electronics. ETs do alignment and calibration, while MPEs do only adjustments. ETs do all manner of computer work, both hardware and software, while MPEs only use computers as a “menu driven” test device.

  4. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Portland Maine Area Local 458
    Past or current office held, if any
    Clerk Craft Director
    The Position Descriptions for each can be found on BQNet which can be linked to through the Industrial Relations page on the APWU website.

  5. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - 650 Boise, Idaho
    Past or current office held, if any
    Shop Steward - Maintenance
    I have been told the same at my facility. I’ve heard the ETs are supposed to be able to do everything also. But that’s just not the truth from what I’ve seen.

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