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Overview

Mechanical Engineering Technicians conduct tests of mechanical systems, collect and analyse data, and assemble and install mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Day-to-day

  • selects tools and equipment
  • assembles and installs new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • estimates material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
  • performs and directs field and laboratory tests
  • collects and analyses data, carries out complex computations and prepares diagrams
  • organises and supervises inspection and maintenance of machines and plant
  • ensures that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

To become a Mechanical Engineering Technician

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Repair

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Auto Repair

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