The occupation of Mechanical Technician assosiated with the installation, servicing, repair, maintain and fault diagnosis of complex plant, machinery and their associated components. Their tasks are commonly performing preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment which enable them identifying and resolving potential problems before causing catastrophic failure. The mechanical technician is also required to perform non-scheduled maintenance as a result of machinery or equipment failure. In these circumstances they need to diagnose and resolve problems quickly and where necessary carry out a temporary repair until a permanent solution can be introduced.
In the engineering construction industry, mechanical technician may share same work area with pipe fitter, Pipe fitter is a specialized occupation that related to positioning, assembling, fabricating, maintening and repairing piping systems. Pipe Fitter must have a sound knowledge, understanding and application of techniques and equipment, they need also need to able to assist in the design and specification of new piping systems and their layout. This includes providing technical advice on material selection, pipe stress analysis, piping material line classes, standard and speciality piping components, and pressure and piping support systems.
Engineering construction industry piping systems may carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel which may be used in cooling, heating, lubricating and other processes. The piping can vary in bore and material type dependent upon the fluid it is designed to carry and the operating pressures of these systems. These system requirements also determine the method of jointing required within the piping system and the Pipefitter must ensure the integrity of joints that are made. Methods of jointing can range from threaded and bolted solutions to, where required, a more permanent welded joint.
Due to the specialised and dangerous nature of the work involved, Mechanical technican and Pipe FitterRiggers require extensive training initially at a training centre and then through a period of consolidation in a work environment. PETROTEKNO is able to deliver a range of Mechanical training courses to support you in maintaining a high level of knowledge and competency. PETROTEKNO offers ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) certification to suit your competency requirements for meeting industry standards.