The average salary for a Mechanical Technician in South Africa is R253,849.
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Job Description for Mechanical Technician
Mechanical technicians (also referred to as simply "mechanics") are responsible for preventative maintenance for their company’s machines and equipment They also inspect equipment to verify that it is safe to use, as well as make repairs as needed. When a breakdown occurs, mechanical technicians inspect and diagnose the underlying problem; they then determine if it is necessary to replace parts and/or how to repair the equipment as quickly and safely as possible. Mechanical technicians must keep…Read more
Mechanical Technician Tasks
- Check components and replace worn or damaged parts.
- Follow procedures and complete paperwork.
- Complete turnaround and service of equipment.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Technician
Skills in Plant Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Technician
An entry-level Mechanical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R143,726 based on 12 salaries. An early career Mechanical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R191,724 based on 158 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R329,559 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R393,813 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R460,000.
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