How to become a mechanical engineering technician

Conduct tests, analyse data, and collect information on or about mechanical systems

What does a mechanical engineering technician do?

Mechanical engineering technicians conduct tests, analyse data, and collect information on or about mechanical systems. This may include the installation or assembly of these systems in support of mechanical engineers or technologists.

Duties and tasks

  • Assemble and install mechanical systems.
  • Collect and analyse data related to mechanical engineering jobs.
  • Communicate with clients, fellow workers, researchers, and supervisors to share analysed data.
  • Draw, design, plan, and implement mechanical aspects of technology or other products.
  • Serve as a second pair of hands for engineering technologists.

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