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Mechanical Engineering Technician Job Description

A mechanical engineering technician is a person who provides technical assistance to a mechanical engineer and implements designs or technical instructions from them to solve mechanical problems or invent useful mechanical systems or equipment.

A mechanical engineering technician should be enthusiastic, methodical, analytical and good at reading and interpreting mechanical design diagrams. They should have stamina, manual dexterity and good hand eye coordination. They should also have practical understanding of the theoretical principles of mechanical engineering.

What does a Mechanical Engineering Technician do?

Mechanical engineering technicians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Mechanical engineering technicians usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends, or be on call. They work in offices, mechanical workshops, and manufacturing and power plants. Their job may require them to bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and stand for long periods, as well as to lift, lower, push, pull, leverage and manipulate heavy objects.

What is Required to Become a Mechanical Engineering Technician?

To become a mechanical engineering technician, you will need to have an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology or a related discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Mechanical engineering technicians need to have:


Alternative Careers

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