Mechanical Engineering Technologists

Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Median Annual Wage: $61,580

Education: Bachelor's degree (46%); Associate's degree (37%); Post-secondary certificate (15%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); Mechanical Designer; Engineering Tech; Engineering Technologist; Senior Designer; Engineer Technical Staff; Mechanical Designer/Wind-Chill Administrator; Senior Process Analyst; Technical Staff Engineer; Tooling Engineering Tech

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechanical Engineering Technologists.

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  • Assist engineers to design, develop, test, or manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, or other equipment.
  • Design specialized or customized equipment, machines, or structures.
  • Prepare specifications, designs, or sketches for machines, components, or systems related to the generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy.
  • Provide technical support to other employees regarding mechanical design, fabrication, testing, or documentation.
  • Inspect and test mechanical equipment.
  • Assemble or disassemble complex mechanical systems.
  • Conduct failure analyses, document results, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Test machines, components, materials, or products to determine characteristics such as performance, strength, or response to stress.
  • Prepare cost and materials estimates or project schedules.
  • Design molds, tools, dies, jigs, or fixtures for use in manufacturing processes.
  • Prepare layouts of machinery, tools, plants, or equipment.
  • Analyze or estimate production costs, such as labor, equipment, or plant space.
  • Prepare equipment inspection schedules, reliability schedules, work plans, or other records.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechanical Engineering Technologists.

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechanical Engineering Technologists.

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