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
£ 23,245
£ 35,281
£ 55,274

Available jobs

In the past year there were 74,894 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • 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

  • Machinery

  • Plumbing

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Risk Analysis

  • Painting

  • Hydraulics

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Lean Manufacturing

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.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

  • Enthusiasm

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

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.