YOUR CAREER AS A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
This one’s for the readers, the listeners and the thinkers, who are looking for the fast track to a growing career in automation, robotics and design.
PROJECTED JOB GROWTH
WHAT DO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS DO?
Evaluate design drawings for new or changed tools by measuring dimensions on the drawings and comparing them with the original specifications.
Prepare layouts and drawings of parts to be made and of the process for putting the parts together, often using three-dimensional design software.
Discuss changes with coworkers—for example, in the design of a part and in the way it will be made and assembled.
Plan, produce and assemble new or changed mechanical parts for products, such as industrial machinery or equipment.
Set up and conduct tests of complete units and their components, and record results.