Recommended Time In Role

This is a specialist position, and generally, ETOs transition into yachting from other maritime sectors. An ETO should stay in their role for as long as it is a suitable and rewarding position.

Mandatory Qualifications

To be eligible to be an Electrical Technical Officer, all candidates must hold STCW Basic Safety Training A- VI/I, as well as MCA ETO CoC .Vessels with high voltage may require the High Voltage Safety Management
STCW A-III/2 qualification.

Recommended Qualifications

It is recommended that Electrical Technical Officers have experience and qualifications in AV/IT. If entering this sector from commercial maritime, the IAMI GUEST
Introduction to yachts and yachting life, would be beneficial.

Recommended Experience

Typically ETO’s will have completed a cadetship or degree before being eligible to apply to the MCA for the ETO CoC. Not all vessels require an ETO position on board.

Character Attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Good listener
  • Resilient
  • Works well under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Self-aware
  • Well presented
  • Organistaional skills
  • Personable
  • Self-confident
  • Tolerant
  • Effective time management skills
  • Problem solver
  • Research skills
  • Work independently