Trainee Engineering Technician
Western Cape, George, ZA
5d ago

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

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

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