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.
- Inspects HVAC systems such as heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation equipment to assess their condition, make necessary repairs, or to conduct preventative maintenance;
- Installs heating and air conditioning equipment or upgrades to existing systems;
- Performs routine maintenance;
- Prepares written reports that document repairs undertaken and related information;
- Repairs HVAC systems including pumps, motors, air handlers, piping, and related components;
- Tests electrical circuits;
- Lays out and connects electrical wiring between control units and equipment in accordance with wiring diagrams;
- Tests pipes or tubing for leaks;
- Joins pipes and tubing to fuel, water or refrigerant sources;
- Installs, connects or adjusts thermostats, humidistats and related timers;
- Inspects and tests HVAC systems to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
Two-year college program in mechanical engineering technology