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Engineering and Manufacturing: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.

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Engineering Design, Development and Control

Cluster: Design and Development Technician
Design and develop parts of product and/or process technologies.

  • Engineering Design & Draughtsperson
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Piping
  • Structural
  • Fitted Furniture Design Technician
  • Marine Engineer
  • New Furniture Product Developer
  • Process Development Technician

Cluster: Quality Improvement and Project Control Technician
Maintain and improve product and process integrity and quality, production and process efficiency, and the overall health and safety of the working environment.

  • Engineering Technician
  • Aerospace & Aviation Technician
  • Maritime Defence Technician
  • Sector Wide Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Non‐Destructive Testing (NDT) Operator
  • Non‐Destructive Testing Engineering Technician
  • Nuclear Health Physics Monitor
  • Project Controls Technician

Engineering, Manufacturing and Process

Cluster: Fabrication and Welding Operative/Technician
Make products and plant by cutting, forming, jointing and shaping of materials.

  • Fenestration Fabricator
  • General Welder (Arc Processes)
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Multi‐Positional Welder (Arc Processes)
  • Pipe Welder
  • Plate Welder

Cluster: Manufacturing and Process Operative/Technician
Assemble and construct complex engineering products.

  • Advanced Furniture CNC Technician
  • Advanced Upholsterer
  • Bespoke Furniture Maker
  • Boat Builder
  • Composites Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Engineering Fitter
  • Furniture Manufacturer
  • Bed Manufacturer
  • Fitted Furniture Installer
  • Foam Converter & Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer
  • Furniture CNC Specialist
  • Furniture Finisher
  • Furniture Restorer
  • General Furniture Manufacturer
  • Modern Furniture Service Repairer
  • Modern Upholsterer
  • Wood Machinist
  • Heritage Engineering Technician
  • Aviation Technicians
  • Coach‐building & Trim Technicians
  • Marine Technicians
  • Steam (Boiler‐smith) Technicians
  • Vehicle Mechanical Technicians
  • Wood Product Manufacturing Operative (2)

Cluster: Plant Operative/Technician
Operate plant and equipment for a part/sub process.

  • Mineral & Construction Product Sampling & Testing Operations
  • Mineral Processing General Site Operative
  • Mineral Processing Mobile & Static Plant Operator
  • Mineral Processing Weighbridge Operator
  • Nuclear Operative
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Operative
  • Nuclear Process Operative

Cluster: Food and Science Manufacturing Operative/Technician
Operate semi‐automated and automated plant and equipment to equipment to manufacture food and chemical products.

  • Abattoir Worker
  • Advanced Baker
  • Food & Drink Advanced Process Operator
  • Food & Drink Process Operator
  • Science Manufacturing Process Operative
  • Science Manufacturing Technician

Cluster: Manufacturing Operative
Routine assembly of manufactured products.

  • Castings, Foundry & Patternmaking Operative
  • Fashion & Textiles Pattern Cutter
  • Footwear Manufacturer
  • Glass Manufacturing Operator
  • Batch & Furnace Operator
  • Flat Glass Process Operator
  • Hot End Machine Operator
  • Glass Processor
  • Gunsmith
  • Lean Manufacturing Operative
  • Inspection/Quality Assurance
  • Logistics/Material Handling
  • Production Processing/Finishing
  • Production/Assembly
  • Metal Castings, Foundry & Patternmaking Technician
  • Foundry Material & Process Control Technician
  • Foundry Post Casting Technician
  • Foundry Production Technician
  • Inspection and Quality Assurance Technician
  • Metal Casting Furnace & Ladle Technician
  • Methods Development Technician
  • Pattern & Model Making Technician
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Textile Care Operative
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Dry/Wet Cleaning
  • Textile Manufacturing Operative

Cluster: Print and Packaging Operative/Technician
Operate complex manufacture of printed matter and packaged goods.

  • Packaging Technician
  • Papermaker
  • Print Technician
  • Pre‐Press Technician
  • Press Technician
  • Post‐Press Technician

Maintenance Installation and Repair

Cluster: Service, Repair and/or Overhaul Operative/Technician
Install, maintain and service plant and equipment.

  • Accident Repair Technician
  • Autocare Technician
  • Automotive Glazing Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Military)
  • Bus & Coach Engineering Technician
  • Coach Builder
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechelec
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Commercial Catering Equipment Technician
  • Drinks Dispense Technician
  • Engineering Operative
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • Fabrication
  • Maintenance
  • Materials, Processing & Finishing
  • Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Technical Support
  • Lift Truck & Powered Access Engineering Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician
  • Leisure & Entertainment Engineering Technician
  • Lift & Escalator Electromechanic
  • Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanic
  • Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
  • Motorcycle Technician (Repair & Maintenance)
  • Rail Engineering Operative
  • Electrification
  • Overhead Lines
  • Escalator & Moving Walk Installation
  • Escalator & Moving Walk Service & Repair
  • Lift Installation
  • Lift Service & Repairs
  • Rail Systems
  • Signalling
  • Telecoms
  • Track
  • Traction & Rolling Stock
  • Rail Engineering Technician
  • Electrification
  • Overhead Lines
  • Rail Systems
  • Signalling
  • Telecoms
  • Track
  • Traction & Rolling Stock
  • Specialist Tyre Operative
  • Stairlift, Platform Lift, Service Lift Electro Mechanic
  • Survival Equipment Fitter (Military)
  • Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician
  • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician
  • Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

Cluster: Manufacturing/Process Maintenance Operative/Technician
Maintain and repair production and process plant and equipment in manufacturing.

  • Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer (3):
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Multi Skilled Maintenance
  • Gas Network Craftsperson
  • Emergency Response
  • Network Maintenance (Electrical & Instrumentation)
  • Network Maintenance (Pressure Management)
  • Network Pipelines Maintenance Craftsperson
  • Gas Network Team Leader
  • Main Laying
  • Service Laying
  • Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electrical System & Process Control
  • Electromechanical
  • Mechanical
  • Plant Operations
  • Wind Turbine
  • Power Network Craftsperson (3):
  • Overhead Lines
  • Substation Fitting
  • Underground Cables
  • Science Industry Maintenance Technician
  • Utilities Engineering Technician
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation Control & Automation
  • Mechanical
  • Water Process Technician
  • Waste Water: Sewerage Network Technician
  • Waste Water: Treatment Technician
  • Water Distribution: Leakage Technician
  • Water Distribution: Network Technician
  • Water Treatment: Process Technician
  • Water Treatment Technician
  • Equipment Technician
  • Legionella Risk Assessor
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Treatment Technician

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.

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Engineering Design, Development and Control

Cluster: Design and Development Technical Manager
Design and develop whole product and/or process technologies using a specific discipline or technology or application expertise.

  • Applications Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician (4) Product Development Manager
  • Senior CAD Engineer
  • Technical Coordinator
  • Technical Dyer & Colourist (4)

Cluster: Quality Improvement and Project Control Manager
Maintain and improve the integrity and quality of complex products and processes, improve whole production and process technologies, and the overall health and safety of the working environment.

  • Electrical Power Networks Engineer
  • Asset Management Engineer
  • Control Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Project Engineer
  • Operational Delivery Engineer
  • Planning Engineer Quality Manager
  • Safety Engineer
  • Supplier Assurance Manager

Engineering, Manufacturing and Process

Cluster: Fabrication and Welding Technologist
Detail to be added.

  • Fabrication Technologist
  • Welding Technologist

Cluster: Manufacturing, Plant and Process Technologist
Develop and improve technology of the manufacturing plant and equipment for a whole process.

  • Advanced Dairy Technologist
  • Brewer
  • Engineering Services Manager
  • Fashion & Textiles Product Technologist
  • Food & Drink Engineer
  • Mineral Products Technician
  • Asphalt & Pavements
  • Cement & Cementitious Products
  • Clays (Heavy & White)
  • Concrete (Readymix & Precast/Prestressed)
  • Mineral Extraction
  • Nuclear Technician
  • Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician (NWIT)
  • Process Development Technician
  • Process Leader
  • Technical Service Manager
  • Textile Technical Specialist

Cluster: Print and Packaging Technologist
Develop and apply new and improve existing technologies for print and packaging manufacturing.

  • Packaging Technologist

Maintenance Installation and Repair

Cluster: Installation, Service, Repair and/or Overhaul Advanced Technician
Install, maintain and service plant and equipment using application and/or context specific expertise.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer
  • Automation & Controls Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Problem Solving Senior Technician
  • Chief Engineer (Shipping)
  • High Speed Rail & Infrastructure Technician
  • Civil Engineering
  • Command Control & Communications
  • Operations
  • Power
  • Rolling stock
  • Systems Engineering
  • Track
  • Propulsion Technician
  • Engine Build and Process Technician
  • Propulsion Test
  • Rail & Rail Systems Engineer
  • Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services
  • Rail Civil Engineering
  • Rail Systems Integration
  • Signalling & Control Systems
  • Telecoms, Networks & Digital
  • Track Engineering
  • Traction & Rolling Stock
  • Rail Engineering Advanced Technician
  • Electrification Advanced Technician
  • Overhead Lines Advanced Technican
  • Rail Systems Advanced Technician
  • Signalling Advanced Technician
  • Telecoms Advanced Technician
  • Track Advanced Technician
  • Traction & Rolling Stock Advanced Technician
  • Road Transport Engineering Manager
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor

Cluster: Manufacturing/Process Maintenance Advanced Technician
Test and commission power generation, transmission and distribution plant to confirm the successful installation and operation of new and refurbished plant and equipment to prescribed specifications.

  • Electrical Power Protection & Plant Commissioning Engineer

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.

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Engineering Design, Development and Control

Cluster: Design and Development Engineer
Design and develop a range of products and/or process technologies using discipline and applications specific expertise.

  • Aerospace Engineer (degree)
  • Aerospace Software Development Engineer (degree)
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Electronic Systems Principal Engineer
  • Embedded Electronic Design & Development Engineer (degree)
  • Light Water Reactor Scientist & Engineer
  • Materials Science Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Device/Medical Engineer Postgraduate Engineer
  • Power & Propulsion Engineer
  • Power Engineer (degree)
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Power Transmission & Distribution
  • Product Design & Development Engineer (degree)
  • Simulation & Modelling Engineer
  • Systems Engineer (Masters)
  • Tool Process Design Engineer

Cluster: Quality Improvement, Health & Safety Professional
Direct and manage overall product and process integrity and quality, and the health and safety of a whole workplace.

  • Compliance Director
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Marine Surveyor (degree)
  • Non‐Destructive Testing Engineer (degree)
  • Risk & Safety Management Professional (degree)
  • Through Life Engineering Services Specialist

Engineering, Manufacturing and Process

Cluster: Manufacturing Engineer
Introduce complex technologies into the manufacturing
environment and improve manufacturing technologies.

  • Manufacturing Engineer (degree)
  • Manufacturing Manager (degree)
  • Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (OME) Professional (degree)

Cluster: Plant and Process Engineer
Develop and improve the operation and development of whole manufacturing processes and systems and enable them to operate safely and efficiently.

  • Nuclear Reactor Desk Engineer
  • Nuclear Scientist & Nuclear Engineer (degree)
  • Materials Process Engineer
  • Process Automation Engineer (degree)
  • Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer (degree)

Cluster: Print and Packaging Engineer

  • Packaging Professional (degree)

Maintenance Installation and Repair

Cluster: Installation and Service Engineer
Build and install plant and equipment using application and/or context specific expertise.

  • Electronic Engineer
  • Marine Technical Superintendent (degree)
  • Planning & Commissioning Director
  • Rail & Rail Systems Principal Engineer (degree)
  • Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services ‐
  • Rail Civil Engineering
  • Rail Systems Integration
  • Signalling & Control Systems
  • Telecoms, Networks & Digital
  • Track Engineering
  • Traction & Rolling Stock
  • Rail & Rail Systems Senior Engineer (degree)
  • Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services
  • Rail Civil Engineering
  • Rail Systems Integration
  • Signalling & Control Systems
  • Telecoms, Networks & Digital
  • Track Engineering
  • Traction & Rolling Stock
  • Telecommunications Engineer

Cluster: Manufacturing/Process Maintenance Engineer
Improve and develop manufacturing and engineering systems.

  • Control/Technical Support Engineer (degree)
  • Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer (degree)
  • Food & Drink Advanced Engineer (degree)
  • Automation
  • Mechanical
  • Production
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