Electrical Technician

Electrical Technicians carry out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of electrical systems and equipment e.g. power generation and distribution systems, motors, control systems and electrical equipment.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Carries out routine maintenance and testing activities
  • Completes fault-finding and repair of electrical systems and equipment
  • Modifies, repairs or replaces systems and equipment Installs new systems and equipment as required
  • Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Integrated Safe System Of Work (ISSOW) / Permit to Work preparation
  • Interprets technical drawings and updates with any changes following the installation of new systems and equipment
  • Orders spares and consumables as required on an ongoing basis
  • Prepares reports on work activities
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times
  • Provides support as part of the installation emergency response team

In the industry

Electrical Technicians may work directly for an operator or a major contractor, and normally report to the Maintenance Supervisor, or may report to a specific Shift Supervisor on larger installations. This role is vital in ensuring that electrical systems and equipment used onshore and offshore are maintained in a safe condition and meet safety and technical standards. This role can be based at either an onshore or offshore production installation, or at onshore yard / workshop sites. Works closely with maintenance supervisors and technicians form other technical disciplines and liaises with onshore maintenance support teams, vendors, contractors and specialist companies


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Working to deadlines


Entry requirements:

  • Recognised Trade Apprenticeship and/or NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent and/or OPITO / ECITB Technician Training Scheme
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)
  • Experienced in the operation of computerised maintenance management systems

Employers might also look for:

  • Good understanding of industry and HSE practices applicable to job role
  • Practical knowledge and experience of maintenance of electrical systems and equipment
  • Ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings
  • Good communication skills