Electronics Engineering Technician



OFO No: 311401 





Other names for Electronics Engineering Technician: 

  • Clinical Engineering Technician
  • Computer-numeric Control (CNC) Technical Officer
  • Digital Controls Technical Officer
  • Electronic Engineering Associate
  • Flight Surveyor
  • Medical Equipment Maintainer
  • Telemetry Technician
  • Television and Radio Systems Technician

What is an Electronics Engineering Technician?

An Electronics Engineering Technician designs, makes up and tests electronic systems and equipment. They usually assist qualified Electronic Engineers.

What does an Electronics Engineering Technician do?

  • does research
  • analyses data
  • makes calculations
  • assists with drawing up plans
  • assists in building prototypes (samples)
  • tests prototypes
  • uses a variety of specialised tools and equipment
  • works accurately and efficiently
  • keeps detailed records
  • writes reports

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in electronics?
  • an accurate worker?
  • good at maths?
  • a team player?
  • good with your hands?
  • reliable and responsible?
  • detail orientated?
  • a tidy and organised worker?

How do I become an Electronics Engineering Technician?


National Diploma in Electronic Engineering / Electrical Engineering (light current)

  • Can be done at most universities of technology
  • University of South Africa (UNISA)


National Diploma in Electronic Engineering / Electrical Engineering (light current)

  • 2 years workplace experience (registered as a Candidate Engineering Technician with ECSA)
  • Professional review through ECSA
  • Designation: Only engineering technicians registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineering Technician


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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Electrician or Civil Engineering Technician 

Is becoming an Electronics Engineering Technician the right career choice for me?