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Alternate Titles: 

Aircraft technician,Commissioning engineer,Engineering technician,Manufacturing engineer,Mechanical technician

Job Description: 

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.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 4.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • 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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