Engineering Technician

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Common tasks in this job:

  • plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings
  • sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data
  • prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects
  • diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment
  • inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation
  • visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.

What qualifications do I need?

Entrants to training usually posses GCSEs/S grades. Vocational training consists either of full-time study for a BTEC/SQA award followed by two years on-the-job training, or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 or 4. An NVQ/SVQ in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance at Level 3 plus further professional qualifications are required to become a licensed aircraft engineer.

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