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
- 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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- Subject AreaApprenticeships
- Subject AreaElectrical Installation
- Subject AreaEngineering
- Subject AreaFoundation Learning
- Subject AreaHigher Education
- Subject AreaSport
- Subject AreaVocational