Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • New Zealand
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Engineering

Job Description


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTSPERSONS AND TECHNICIANS assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required. 

Tasks Include: 

      • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
      • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
      • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
      • estimating materials costs and quantities
      • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
      • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
      • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
      • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Occupations:312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician


Prepares detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2 


Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson
Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson
Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer
Relays Draftsperson
Substation Design Draftsperson


Alternative Title: Electrical Engineering Technical Officer
Conducts tests of electrical systems, prepares charts and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2 


Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
Electrical Instrument Technician


One of the following
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
- A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree in Electrical Engineering
- A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer
professional status in New Zealand
- NZ registration in the field of Electrical Engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by Engineering New Zealand
a minimum of three years’ relevant post-qualification work experience