The role of instrument technician involves monitoring and maintaining instruments/equipment, potentially in a number of different fields. Instrument technicians might ensure the equipment used on a production line is working, or that medical instruments are functioning effectively.
The employment agencies listed on this page have a good deal of experience in pairing up desirable candidates with instrument technician vacancies.
Apprenticeships are a common route into this career. 5 GCSES are normally required, including maths, science/engineering and English, at grades A-C.A BTEC qualification may also help gain the required skills for this job. Most relevant include BTEC Certificate and Diploma in Engineering or Manufacturing, BTEC Certificate/Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering " among several others.Further information about a career as an instrument technician can be obtained from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and SEMTA.
Once employed, personnel maybe asked to work towards a work-based NVQ award, related to the specific work area.
Working hours for this role tend to be between 37 and 40 hours per week, normally based on a shift system. Being on call for out-of-hours work may be required in some positions.
Starting pay ranges from £17,000 to £20,000 per year. Those with more experience can earn between £22,000 and £35,000 a year.