Mechanical Engineering Technicians work with engineers and scientists to test and make machines and equipment. They collect data, conduct tests, and repair machines.
• Read meters and dials for temperatures
• Test machines and look at test results
• Make new parts for machines
• Record results of tests in numbers and graphs.
Where and When:
• Construction Sites
• They usually work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday
What or Who They Work With:
• Gas welding equipment
• Dials and guages
• Milling cutters and machines
• Power grinders
• Robotics programs
• Typing programs
• Computer drawing programs
• They work with other scientists, engineers, and other technicians.
Education and Training:
• This job requires a high school diploma and some college.
• Most people in this job must have an associate's degree which means going to a community college for 2 years.
• People in this job must work with others in an apprenticeship or other workers to learn skills for this job.
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Related School Subjects:
• Industrial Maintenance
• Precision Machining
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