Mechanical 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.
- Prepares or modifies mechanical engineering drawings or other technical documents;
- Evaluates mechanical drawings to ensure compliance with original specifications;
- Analyses and resolves mechanical problems through knowledge of fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
- Contributes to the design of mechanical components, processes or systems such as industrial machinery or manufacturing systems;
- Reviews project design instructions to ensure that manufactured or assembled mechanical components operate within specifications;
- Manufactures, assembles, and maintains mechanical components in keeping with defined specifications;
- Designs and conducts tests of systems under operating conditions to study options for improving equipment performance;
- Analyzes test results to determine which proposed adjustments to mechanical components should be implemented;
- Prepares reports of test results for submission to the engineering team;
- Compiles cost and materials estimates for proposed mechanical systems including labour, purchased components, fabricated parts, as well as assembly, testing, and commissioning;
- Calculates equipment capacities needed to ensure that a proposed system is capable of meeting its design objectives;
- Installs test apparatus and measuring equipment to observe prototype test results;
- Determines amperage, voltage, electrical power usage to analyze equipment performance.
Two-year college program in mechanical engineering technology