An Installation Engineer is responsible for the installation of various machinery, equipment and tools. This may involve HVAC units, IT infrastructure, utility metres, radio and television equipment and other household and business place appliances.
Installation engineers are also responsible for assessing the risks associated with installing equipment, liaising with clients, maintaining the equipment after installation, reporting to a manager and adhering to the safety regulations.
The responsibilities of an installation engineer vary greatly, though most jobs require an engineer to engage in a degree of lifting in addition to the relevant technical knowledge. Certain work such as that of HVAC installation engineers require official qualifications, whilst other roles such as IT installations will require several years of training and/or experience.
- Effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.
- Able to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and schematics.
- Able to conduct research that tests the design, operation and performance of equipment and system
- The relevant knowledge to ensure the installation adheres to the design and performance specifications.
- Strong communication skills to work with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions and provide relevant operational manuals