Instrument Technicians recruitment agency listing
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 recruitment agencies listed on this page have a good deal of experience in pairing up desirable candidates with Instrument Technician vacancies and employers - and vice versa.
Qualifications needed for an Instrument Technician
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 Certificates and Diplomas 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 the Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies Alliance (Semta).
Once employed, personnel maybe asked to work towards a work-based NVQ award, related to their specific area of work.
What salaries and working hours can candidates expect?
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 also 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.
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