Process Technician, Research and Development Technician, Designer, Mechanical Technician, Maintenance Technician, Engineering Lab Technician, Process Engineering Technician, Mechanical Designer, Laboratory Technician, Engineering Technical Analyst
What is a
Mechanical Engineers help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings. Mechanical Engineering Technicians may need to test and inspect machines and equipment or work with engineers to eliminate production problems and find a proper solution within a short-time.
They analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications and evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function, using engineering skills.
Complex Problem Solving
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Development environment software
Industrial control software
What Will You Do as a
Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
Test products for functionality or quality.
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
Review technical documents to plan work.
Fabricate products or components using machine tools.
Design industrial equipment.
Fabricate devices or components.
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How Much Can You Earn?
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What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
Common Past Positions
Customer Service Representative
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