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.

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£33,779

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for engineering technician is £33,779

2,492 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,492. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for engineering technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £33,779 per year. That is about £2,815 per month or £17.32 per hour. New workers generally start on £22,339, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,251

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,492 people are employed in the region.

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