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Mechanical Engineering Technician

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.

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.

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