Engineering Technician
ATNS SOC Limited
King Shaka International, KwaZulu-Natal
12d ago

About the Position

Engineering Technician : FALE

Applications are invited for the position of Engineering Technician at the ATNS King Shaka International Airport (FALE) .

The successful applicant will be reporting to the FALE Supervisor : TS.


ATNS is seeking a candidate to provide support and maintenance of ATNS CNS systems and equipment at a functional knowledge and skills level.

Major Activities

  • Perform all relevant maintenance activities on equipment and systems as per the relevant LSP, station instructions and equipment manufacturer recommendations
  • Ensure that 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 standardsCompliance to SLA's
  • Ensure that the relevant equipment competences are attained as per station requirements and the appropriate Skills Matrix grading
  • Perform "I" Level corrective fault diagnosis down to module (LRU) level
  • Perform "I" Level corrective maintenance through module (LRU) replacement
  • Perform "O" Level restoration of service by reconfiguration and / or changeover by means of supervisor positions and remote control, monitoring and maintenance systems. (RCMMS)
  • Perform "D" Level corrective maintenance where applicable as per ATNS support policy
  • Compliance within SLA's
  • Draft useful, informative and concise technical reports on systems and equipment as requested and proactively when the need arises
  • Capture all relevant data on the CBMMS
  • Compliance with RT procedures
  • Compliance with Airport Regulations
  • Understand the impact of equipment availability on the national ATM service delivery
  • Ensure compliance with ATNS ISO 9001 procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with SACAA and ICAO recommendations
  • Comply with the ATNS OH&S plan
  • Liaison with ATC; peers and external clients
  • Become proficient in the "O" level support of all Communications, Navigation and Surveillance systems and Equipment at your center
  • Become proficient in the "O" level support of all Support systems and equipment at your center, which will include UPS's, Air-
  • conditioning, Stand-by power, Fire protection and Alarm systems where required as per the SSI

  • Develop an understanding of and become proficient in RCMMS methods for the effective evaluation of system and equipment performance
  • Become proficient in the use of specialized test, monitoring and B.I.T.E equipment
  • Develop an understanding of testing methods for the effective evaluation of system and equipment performance
  • Knowledge of all other applicable ATNS Centre and Shift requirements
  • Knowledge of all other FIR environments
  • Grade 12
  • S4 National Diploma in Light Current Electronic Engineering granting admittance to ECSA as an Engineering Technician or Technologist
  • A valid code 8 driver's license; preferably ACSA AVOP certified
  • Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in CNS ATM equipment maintenance and thorough knowledge of the following : ElectronicsData ProcessingDigital TechniquesAnalogue TechniquesBasic Information TechnologyComputer TechnologyDigital Telecommunications & Networking Knowledge of and ability to use Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Data BaseRadio CommunicationsData CommunicationsElectronic Measurements & The use of Test EquipmentATNS Introductory TrainingOHAS RequirementsBasic First Aid & Fire FightingBasic Insight Into ATC OperationsRT ProceduresAirport OperationsIntroduction to ATNS Communications SystemsVoice Communications in ATNSData Communications in ATNSIntroduction to Navigation AidsRadar Concepts and ATNS Radar SystemsRadar and Flight Data Processing and ATNS Systems"I" Level Support Competence on a minimum of 5 ATNS Communications Systems& Knowledge of Logistic Support Procedures
  • Skills and Competencies

  • Electronic Equipment Assembly techniques
  • Dexterity in the handling of various components
  • Good color discernment
  • To be physically agile
  • Circuit board assembly and component replacement
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Computer literate
  • Report Writing
  • The ideal candidate will have the following competencies :


  • communicate (verbal and / or written) in terms of work sheets, reports and on-the job instructions
  • design / construct and draw on mathematical modelling and computer skills
  • conceptualise and implement changes which are required so that the electrical / electronic engineering function is optimised
  • conceptualise and implement strategic engineering initiatives which are required to sustain the business
  • diagnose electrical / electronic problem
  • manage resources associated with the electrical / electronic engineering functions, to meet its business objectives
  • work to high levels of safety and good electrical / electronic practice
  • organise and structure the electrical / electronic engineering functions and projects so that strategic business objectives are met
  • Experience

  • basic project management environments
  • communication and organisation dynamics
  • overseeing a variety of concurrent electrical / electronic engineering and related projects
  • Knowledge

  • health and safety codes of good practice
  • legislation applying to the provision of aviation services
  • project management principles and techniques
  • satellite communication
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