Typical job roles

Mechanical Technicians carry out installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of mechanical equipment.

This role is vital to the safe and effective installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems used in engineering, manufacturing and process industries. Ensuring that mechanical systems are installed and maintained in a safe condition, to meet safety and technical standards.


Typical Tasks

  • Carries out installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and repair activities
  • Fault-finding and repair of systems and equipment
  • Modifies, repairs or replaces plant, systems and equipment
  • Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Safe System of Work
  • Interprets technical drawings
  • Prepares reports on work done

Entry criteria

4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Math’s for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard


Typical duration

42-48 months


Career/progression opportunities

Lead Mechanical Technician, Mechanical/Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Manager.


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