Mechanical Engineering Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Mechanical engineering technicians take theory and make it a reality. They take a plan, get hands-on with math, science and physics, and bring efficient and safe mechanical systems and equipment to life.

Also known as: Engineering Lab Technician, Engineering Technical Analyst, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Technician, Process Engineering Technician, Process Technician, Research and Development Technician
Operation and Control
Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Devise, fabricate and assemble new or modified mechanical components for machines and equipment
Calculate the needs for a proposed system
Review project instructions and blueprints
Operate machinery such as drill press, grinder and engine lathe
Estimate cost factors like labor and material
Draft detailed drawings and sketches
Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components
Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data and recommendations for changes in products or test methods

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