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Job Description

A Mechanical Technician will performs routine or unplanned maintenance on equipment, both in the sea, offshore and onshore. They will carry out maintenance and testing activities, find faults on plant, systems and equipment and repair them, help with risk assessments, interpret technical drawings and prepare reports.

Entry Requirements

You could get into this job though:


You could become an technician by doing an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering.

You'll need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).

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Previous experience in engineering, like welding, could help you get a job or trainee position.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology have more careers advice.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become a supervisor or project manager, or specialise in areas like CAD design or quality control.

You could also qualify as an engineer by completing a degree in mechanical engineering.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Engineering operative
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Engineering construction craftworker

Required Skills

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • A practical knowledge of repair of plant, systems and equipment

Salary Range

£18,000 to £60,000

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