• Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 55,820
    $39,470 range bar $80,170
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Mechanical engineering technicians apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

What do they typically do

  • Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections
  • Analyze parts performance by reading dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, and electrical output and input at specific operating temperatures
  • Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under usual operating conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance
  • Devise, make, and assemble new or modified mechanical parts for products such as industrial machinery or equipment and measuring instruments
  • Review project instructions and blueprints to determine test specifications, procedures, and objectives and to test nature of technical problems
  • Evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing them with original specifications for form and function
  • Operate drill press, grinders, engine lathe, or other machines to modify parts tested or to fabricate experimental parts for testing
  • Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 123

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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