Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.1% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree


What Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians Do

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Other Job Titles Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians May Have

Engineering Lab Technician, Engineering Technical Analyst, Engineering Technologist, Laboratory Technician, Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Technician, Process Engineering Technician, Process Technician, Research and Development Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Research and Development Technician ,

Fort Wayne Metals

A typical day starts with looking at which projects I have that need to be completed first. Then I work with engineers on any questions or issues that arise. My typical daily tasks include wire drawing, testing, and moving material around.

Construction and Engineering Mgr, DAS ,


Depending on the venue and where I am at in the construction process of a DAS design, I would need to find out what tasks I need to complete to finish out the design. I use a variety of internal AT&T databases to make sure I am complying to AT&T standards and protocols, along with local city compliance to finish the telecomm wireless system design. I make sure I use approved hardware and maintain a good working relationship with the landlord and ensure AT&T vendors are working safely.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Calculate required capacities for equipment of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submit data to engineering personnel for approval.
  • Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems such as redesign.
  • Draft detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet or wood shops.
  • Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test methods.

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