Mechanical engineering technician

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

Skills required

  • Ability to observe, evaluate, and manipulate mechanical aspects of machinery to create the appropriate outcome safely
  • Ability to read, write, and analyse data is important
  • Hand-eye coordination to manufacture or implement mechanical aspects is necessary
  • Strong communication skills are a must
  • Strong numerical skills are necessary for drawing, building, and repairing mechanical objects

Working conditions

Fieldwork and repair for a Mechanical Engineer may involve being outdoors in all types of weather. Some aspects of the work may include time in a lab or in an office drawing out plans. Hours for a mechanical engineer technician can vary, but should be typical office hours unless an emergency with equipment should occur.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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