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Engineering technicians

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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £22,518. Normal pay is £33,396 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,550.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Science

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