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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.

Current Entry Requirements

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.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • 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.
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Salaries

£52,377

Potential

£34,086

Average

£22,094

Entry level

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