HE Technical Career Pathways

Role Profiles – example

This is an example of one of the Role Profiles that make up the Career Pathway tools. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

HETT Band 1: Assistant Technician


  • Report faults or damage to equipment and assist with simple maintenance tasks

Health and Safety

  • Promote and follow safe working practices
  • Understand and follow safety paperwork, with the ability to identify and report hazards
  • Conduct routine compliance tasks
  • Maintain good housekeeping, assisting with waste disposal procedures and cleaning activities

Management, Planning and Delivery

  • Contribute to meetings

Leadership and Strategy

  • Make suggestions to improve the service
  • Contribute to and support change

Stock Control and Asset Management

  • Assist with stock control and stores operations
  • Assist with record keeping, inventory and asset management
  • Conduct portering duties

Facility and Service Work

  • With high accuracy prepare routine reagents and materials adhering to SOPs where necessary
  • Operate simple equipment following instruction or SOPs and interpret simple results
  • Organise laboratory spaces in preparation of scheduled activities
  • Report faults or damage to infrastructure
  • Set up and operate equipment following well-established procedures


  • Assist with the induction of new staff