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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.


  • 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.

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.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £32,000 per annum and can progress up to £40,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 10,963 employed Engineering Technicians in the region.

Current Vacancies

Engineering Technician
/ Powys County Council / 20 Jul 2024
Senior Engineering Technician
/ Powys County Council / 20 Jul 2024
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Junior Civil Engineering Technician
/ Pertemps / 20 Jul 2024
Refurbishment Technician Engineer
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