Aeronautical Engineering Technician (Occupation Code : 311503)
DescriptionTests new and existing engineering technologies relating to the design and construction of aircraft for flight.
Developing and monitoring the implementation of safety standards and procedures.
Ensuring that mechanical engineering designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.
Examine, test and repair engines and propulsion equipment on aircraft and helicopters Maintain aircraft and their mechanical systems, including engines.
Monitoring technical aspects of manufacture, utilisation, maintenance and repair of machines and mechanical installations.
Providing technical assistance in research on and development of machines and mechanical installations, facilities and components, or testing prototypes.
Responsible for the complete range of mechanical components and structure of the aircraft.
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Diploma Admission (DIPL)
Admission into a Diploma requires the achievement of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the minimum requirements for admission into a diploma or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.
Step 2 : General Qualification
Step 3 : Workplace experience
- Workplace experience (W3)
In order to register as a Professional Engineering Technician at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineering Technician and gain two years of work experience.
Step 4 : Final assessment
- Professional Review (Engineering Technician) (A3)
After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineering Technician after the review has been completed.
Step 5 : Designation
- Designation: Professional Engineering Technician (D3)
Only engineering technicians registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineering Technician. A designation is a title that a professional person may use (write behind her/his name) to indicate that she/he is fully qualified in a certain professional field and is a member of a professional body. It also indicates that the person subscribes to the code of conduct of that professional body.