Trainee Engineering Technician

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  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Career Level Student
  • Experience Fresh
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Trainee Engineering Technician: at Air Traffic and Navigation Services

Company: Air Traffic and Navigation Services
Job Title: Trainee Engineering Technician
Salary: Market Related
Location: George Airport, Western Cape

Job Description

About the Position

Applications are invited for the position of Trainee Engineering Technician based at ATNS George Airport. The successful applicant will be reporting to the Supervisor: Technical Services FAGG.


ATNS seeks to provide opportunities to candidates to receive comprehensive CNS /ATM technical knowledge and support to attain competency as an Engineering Technician.

Major Activities

  • Learn and become proficient in specific maintenance activities on equipment and systems as per the relevant Logistic Support Plan, Station Instructions and equipment manufacturer recommendations
  • Learn and become proficient with respect to maintenance to buildings at the sites, the site itself such as roads, grass cutting, fencing, antenna masts, terrestrial communications and power from point of supply is maintained to ATNS standards
  • Ensure that the relevant equipment competences are attained as per station requirements and the appropriate Technical Skills Matrix
  • Gain an understanding of Service Level Agreements within the area of responsibility
  • Attain competency on relevant equipment as per station requirements and the appropriate Technical skills Matrix grading
  • Learn how to perform (O & I) level corrective fault diagnosis down to module Line Replacement Unit (LRU) level
  • Learn how to perform “I” level corrective maintenance through module (LRU) replacement
  • Learn how to perform operator (O) level restoration of service by reconfiguration and/or changeover by means of supervisor positions and remote control, monitoring and maintenance systems (RCMMS)
  • Attain competency on performance analysis using relevant performance tools and other Computer-Based Maintenance Management Systems
  • Attain competency on how to draft useful, informative and concise technical reports on systems and equipment as requested and proactively when the need arises
  • Gain an understanding of ATNS ISO policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations
  • Become proficient in the “O” level support of all Communications, Navigations and Surveillance systems and Equipment at your Centre
  • Knowledge of all other applicable ATNS Centre and Shift requirements
  • Knowledge of all other Flight Information Region environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • S4 National Diploma in Light Current Electronic Engineering or equivalent

Minimum Experience

  • Attended and successfully completed the prescribed Technical Learnership at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy

Additional advantage

  • Preferably ACSA AVOP certified
  • A valid code 8 driver’s license

Competencies and Skills

  • Efficiency Electronic Equipment Assembly techniques
  • Dexterity in the handling of various components
  • Logical approach to fault finding
  • Ability to read and draw electronic circuit diagrams
  • Circuit board assembly and component replacement
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Good color discernment
  • To be physically agile
  • Computer literate
  • Problem Solving
  • Report Writing
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Use of a 4×4 vehicle

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

  • apply electrical/electronic engineering techniques and practices within a specific electrical/electronic area
  • apply theoretical, problem-solving and lateral thinking in the design of new electrical/electronic systems
  • communicate (verbal and/or written) in terms of work sheets, reports and on-the job instructions
  • communicate sound electrical/electronic engineering insights and solutions
  • diagnose electrical/electronic problem
  • keep up to date with latest trends and development in the electrical and electronic areas


  • applying electrical/electronic engineering to resolve problems/exploit opportunities


  • creative, lateral thinking and problem-solving approaches
  • the theory and practice of the electrical/electronic area