22-Electronics engineering technicians

Job Title: 

Electronics engineering technicians

Job Description: 

Assemble, install, test, operate, maintain, fault find, repair and service electronic systems, equipment, parts and components.


Electronics engineering technicians perform technical tasks to aid in electronic research, and in the design, manufacture, assembly, testing, commissioning, troubleshooting, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment. Electronics engineering technicians may be self?employed or employed by electronics engineering contractors, utilities, operations and maintenance departments of various facilities.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • providing technical assistance in research and development of electronic equipment, or testing prototypes
  • designing and preparing blueprints of electronic circuitry according to the specifications given
  • preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for the manufacture and installation of electronic equipment, according to the specifications given
  • monitoring technical aspects of the manufacture, utilization, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment to ensure satisfactory performance and ensure compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assisting in the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electronic systems
  • planning installation methods, checking completed installation for safety and controls or undertaking the initial running of the new electronic equipment or system
  • conducting tests of electronic systems, collecting and analyzing data, and assembling circuitry in support of electronics engineers

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology; This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Electronic systems and equipment - Knowledge of electronic equipment and materials, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective installation, repair and maintenance of electronic systems, installations and equipment
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Electronic Engineering Fundamentals - Knowledge of electronic engineering principles and concepts, theories, techniques and processes related to designing, testing, troubleshooting, using, repairing, and maintaining electronic systems, installations and equipment
  • Coordination of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly measure and estimate exact positions
  • English (Technical) Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the engineering related technical English terminologies
  • Information Communications Technology - Knowledge and use of relevant engineering applications and programs
  • Team work or individual - job may require him/her to work alone or in conjunction with engineers, contractors, architects and scientists
  • Work Context: 

    Usually work regular hours, but may have to work weekends, shift work or be on call work. They work in commercial, industrial and domestic environments and sometimes in teams or individually. May involve work on new, part or old systems, equipment and components in hot, dusty, isolated or remote locations. It may require regular travel between various locations or sites to conduct work. There also may be occasions for extensive physical work to be performed.


    Certificate or Diploma in electronic repair and/or maintenance, higher qualification or equivalent

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 4 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Etihad Rail, Atlas Telecom, Al Taif, ADNOC, TRANSCO, ADWEA, DEWA, Emirates Steel, EMAL, DUCAB, DUBAL, Mubadala Oil and Gas

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Electronics engineering technician
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Electrical engineering technician - Telecommunications engineering technician - Electronics mechanic - Electronic equipment assembler.
    Other training in technical areas may be obtained in the Armed Forces. Many military technical training programs are highly regarded by employers. Engineering technicians usually begin by performing routine duties under the close supervision of an experienced technician, technologist, engineer, or scientist. As they gain experience, they are given more difficult assignments with only general supervision. Some engineering technicians eventually become supervisors.

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi