Technical Officer – Electronic and Communications Engineering

Technical Officers – Electronic and Communications Engineering, develop select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions on advanced electrical equipment and systems. (Includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence'.)

Personal requirements of a Technical Officer – Electronic and Communications Engineering may include:

  • Good communications skills
  • Good maths and science
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity

Technical Officer – Electronic and Communications Engineering may complete the following tasks:

  • Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures
  • Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics
  • Commission electronics and communications systems
  • Modify-redesign of electronics and communications system
  • Implement & monitor, policies & procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotech work practice
  • Design and develop advanced digital systems
  • Develop solutions for analogue electronic problems
  • Develop solutions to audio electronic problems
  • Find and repair faults in complex power supplies
  • Find and repair faults in gaming and games equipment
  • Set up and test gaming/games equipment
  • Find and repair faults in high volume office equipment
  • Carry out repairs of predictable faults in general electronic apparatus
  • Troubleshoot d.c power supplies with single phase input
  • Troubleshoot digital systems
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers
  • Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
  • Solve basic problems in electronic and digital equipment
  • Solve problems in electronic circuits
  • Assemble electronic apparatus
  • Apply lead free soldering
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Provide solutions to single phase electronic problem
  • Provide solutions to polyphase electronic power control problems
  • Maintain documentation
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Manage people performance
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

Entry requirements may vary but most employers require Year 10 and some may prefer Year 12. Experience required includes an electrical engineering apprenticeship or traineeship and qualification (e.g. Diploma of Electronics and Communications).