Profession mechanical engineering technician

Mechanical engineering technicians provide technical support to mechanical engineers in producing and manufacturing mechanical machinery. They help make designs and adjustments, and perform tests. They also develop layouts and drawings, collate and interpret data and write reports.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

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Knowledge

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

    Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • CAE software

    The software to perform computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis tasks such as Finite Element Analysis and Computional Fluid Dynamics.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

Skills

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Design engineering components

    Design engineering parts, assemblies, products, or systems.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

blueprints maintain power plants read standard blueprints cad software use computer-aided engineering systems fluid mechanics record test data health and safety in the workplace perform maintenance on installed equipment monitor nuclear power plant systems analyse production processes for improvement perform test run manage supplies technical drawings oversee quality control use cad software assess operating cost technical terminology interpret technical requirements material mechanics nuclear energy ensure equipment availability use testing equipment create technical plans order supplies