HE Technical Career Pathways

Competency Framework

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

HETT Band 1: Assistant Technician

Planning and Organisation
• Works under supervision but supervision is reduced once competent

Problem Solving
• Has the ability to solve simple problems reporting non-routine matters to a supervisor/manager
• Possesses numeracy skills – e.g. statistical techniques

Teamwork and Communication
• Works to well established simple routines under regular direct supervision, with tasks and work priorities being allocated to role holders by a supervisor/manager or senior colleague
• Works effectively with others

Administrative and IT Skills
• Computer literate
• Carries out routine record keeping filing data inputting, cataloguing, logging and maintenance of simple databases, ensuring accurate records are maintained

Health and Safety
• Complies with relevant health and safety procedures affecting self and others
• Safe manual handling knowledge

CPD
• Actively demonstrates a commitment to professional development by continuing to advance knowledge, understanding and competencies

Role Outline

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

HETT Band 1: Assistant Technician

Equipment

  • 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

Training

  • Assist with the induction of new staff