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A job as an installation engineer may involve HVAC units, IT infrastructure, mechanical equipment, utility meters, radio and television equipment, appliances, swimming pools and dozens of other household and business place components like security alarms and telephone networks
Job requirements and daily tasks for these individuals vary greatly, though most workers will need some degree of strength in addition to related technical knowledge. Certain posts such as HVAC installation engineers will require official certification, whilst IT-related roles will likely require several years of training, quite often in the form of a university degree
Salaries for an installation engineer are largely dependent on the field and the position held, though those working in HVAC see average salaries around £37,000 per annum; specialists in utilities such as gas and electric, as well as TV specialists, typically earn in the range of £20,000 to £30,000 per annum in the UK. Those installing computer and IT equipment can expect well over £40,000 per annum.

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Engineers who work on installing various machinery or equipment are called Installation Engineers. They are also able to manage smaller machinery and tools. Installation Engineers must be constantly aware of safety and health regulations. Their jobs must not affect the safety of their clients, nor themselves.
An Installation Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:
•  Assessing risks
•  Liaising with clients
•  Filling out job sheets
•  Installing equipment
•  Reporting to manager
•  Adhering to regulations
•  Maintaining equipment

Skills

• Being flexible and approachable
• Being professional
• Being computer literate
• Being analytical
• Being self motivated and confident
• Being diligent and resourceful
• Problem solving
• Using hand tools and other equipment
• Listening and communication
• Customer service
• Project management

Education

There are a number of qualifications that are accepted to pursue a career as an Installation Engineer. These include:
•    ONC
•    HND/HNC
•    NVQ
•    CSCS
•    C&G
Traditional qualifications are also readily accepted such as a Bachelors or Masters degree. Installation Engineers may pursue courses in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.

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