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.


New workers

New workers start around £25,602. Normal pay is £39,205 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60,104.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 75,876 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Carries out stock takes.

  • Completes documentation such as project records, safety reports.

  • Provides health and safety inductions and adheres to health and safety procedures.

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Plumbing

  • Machinery

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Painting

  • Carpentry

  • Textiles

  • Risk Analysis

  • Hydraulics

  • Sales Prospecting

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Mathematics

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Teamwork

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.