Becoming a Mechanical Engineering Technician
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Becoming a Mechanical Engineering Technician

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Conducts tests of mechanical systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles and installs mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,903
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 200

What does a Mechanical Engineering Technician do?

  • preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • assisting Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
  • selecting tools and equipment
  • assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • estimating material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
  • performing and directing field and laboratory tests
  • collecting and analysing data, carrying out complex computations and preparing diagrams
  • organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machines and plant

Specialisations

  • Boiler Testing Technician
  • Hydraulic Controls Technician
  • Mechanical Laboratory Technician
  • Pipe Testing Technician