Electrical Engineering Technician



OFO No: 311301





Other names for Electrical Engineering Technician:

  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technical Officer
  • Electrical Instrument Technician
  • Hydraulic Power Controller
  • Turbine Room Controller

What is an Electrical Engineering Technician?

An Electrical Engineering Technician tests electrical systems and prepares charts and reports. They often assist Electrical Engineers or Engineering Technologists.

This is a GREEN occupation.

What does an Electrical Engineering Technician do?

  • provides technical assistance in research
  • assists with development of electrical systems
  • tests prototypes
  • designs and prepares plans of electrical installations
  • prepares quotes
  • complies with regulations
  • installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems
  • calibrates and modifies existing electrical systems

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in working in the electrical industry?
  • a problem solver?
  • reliable and responsible?
  • detail orientated?
  • observant?
  • good with your hands?
  • interested in design of electrical systems?
  • a team player?

How do I become an Electrical Engineering Technician?


Complete a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University


National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

  • 2 years of workplace experience (after registering as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA)
  • Professional Review (after review, you can register as a Professional Engineering Technician)
  • Designation: Engineering Technician
  • NOTE: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer.



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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Electrician or Civil Engineering Technician

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