Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS): Trainee Engineering Technician

Apprenticeship Summary

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.

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

Closing Date:19 May 2020

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