Scott enjoyed helping his dad take things apart and fix them and he found a way of turning this into a fulfilling career in engineering. He was one of the few in his area to attend university, and in his current role as Team Leader Materials, he can combine his interests in: practical work, problem solving, research and development and management. Travel and family have a strong influence on his life too.
More information about engineering technicians
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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.
for this job
|Head offices, etc||6,532|
|Computer programming, etc||5,702|
|Architectural & related||5,642|
|Public admin. & defence||4,766|
|Legal & accounting||2,815|
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Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.
Entrants usually possess a relevant BTEC/SQA award or an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III. The status of engineering technician is obtained after a period of further training at work and upon gaining the membership of a professional engineering institution.
- Sets up apparatus and equipment and undertakes field and laboratory tests of soil and work materials
- Performs calculations and collects, records and interprets data
- Sets out construction site, supervises excavations and marks out position of building work to be undertaken
- Inspects construction materials and supervises work of contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and arranges remedial work as necessary.
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|Head offices, etc||1,326|
|Computer programming, etc||1,158|
|Architectural & related||1,146|
|Public admin. & defence||968|
|Legal & accounting||572|