Aeronautical Engineering Technician
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting engineering, manufacturing and processing companies, institutions and government departments.
- Assists engineers design, manufacture, and test aircraft;
- Tests aircraft systems under simulated operating conditions;
- Designs and constructs facilities for testing aircraft parts and systems;
- Defines required data and how it is to be acquired;
- Operates computer systems in keeping testing requirement, record and reports results;
- Performs test system readiness checks;
- Inspects, maintains, and operates aircraft test rigs and equipment to avoid malfunctions;
- Adjusts and repairs faulty components of test set-ups and equipment;
- Records and interprets test data on parts, assemblies and aircraft systems;
- Develops components plans using CAD and CAM technologies;
- Builds and tests component prototypes using models and computer simulations;
- Tests proposed solutions to engineering problems that may have been caused by such factors as weight, altitude, temperature or engine performance.
Two-year college program in mechanical engineering technology