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Mechanical Engineering Technicians
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Mechanical engineering technicians apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists. Other duties:

  • Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment.

  • May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal.

  • May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

  • Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles.

  • May record and interpret test data.

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

  • 17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians

  • 17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians

  • 17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Top Job Titles: Automotive Technicians, Engineering Intern, Mechanical Technician (Architecture and Engineering), Engineering Technician (Architecture and Engineering), Electro-Mechanical Technician, Operations Technician (Installation, Maintenance, and Repair), Automation Technician (Architecture and Engineering), Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Mechanic, Control Specialist

Top Skills: Troubleshooting (Problem Solving), Operations, Microsoft Office, Mechanical Engineering, Microsoft Excel, Management, Customer Service, Leadership, Automation, Microsoft Word

Top Educational Programs: Engineering Technology, General; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other; Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other; Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician

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