John C is a Maintenance Engineer and Supervisor at Gibsons Foods. He's always been mechanically minded but it took him many years to get a good job in that area. "If I had my time over again I would definitely look for further education, sixth form, college. I'm quite happy with where I'm at now but I think I could've been here a lot earlier."
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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.
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.
- 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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|Head offices, etc||6,532|
|Computer programming, etc||5,702|
|Architectural & related||5,642|
|Public admin. & defence||4,766|
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