The Career Test Store

  Click here for Careers that match your Personality  

Click here to find the perfect career



"Mechanical Engineering Technician"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

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

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
Duties / Tasks Activities Skills Abilities Knowledge / Experience

The Keys To Job Satisfaction

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Mechanical Engineering Technician"

1) Prepare parts sketches and write work orders and purchase requests to be furnished by outside contractors.

2) Draft detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet or wood shops.

3) Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems, such as redesign.

4) Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify and plan requirements fabrication, assembly and testing.

5) Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products, such as industrial machinery or equipment, and measuring instruments.

6) Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections.

7) Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance.

8) Inspect lines and figures for clarity and return erroneous drawings to designer for correction.

9) Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.

Is being a "Mechanical Engineering Technician" your very best career choice?

Our Career Interest Test will show you which careers match your interests.

Our Free Personality Test will show you which careers match your personality and why.

10) Evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function, using engineering skills.

11) Confer with technicians and submit reports of test results to engineering department and recommend design or material changes.

12) Calculate required capacities for equipment of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submit data to engineering personnel for approval.

13) Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test methods.

14) Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance.

15) Estimate cost factors, including labor and material for purchased and fabricated parts and costs for assembly, testing, and installing.

16) Set up prototype and test apparatus and operate test controlling equipment to observe and record prototype test results.

17) Operate drill press, grinders, engine lathe, or other machines to modify parts tested or to fabricate experimental parts for testing.

18) Test equipment, using test devices attached to generator, voltage regulator, or other electrical parts, such as generators or spark plugs.

More "Mechanical Engineering Technician" job description...

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
Duties / Tasks Activities Skills Abilities Knowledge / Experience


Click here for "Mechanical Engineering Technician" Jobs


Our Most Popular Products

Career Test GIF and Link

Discover the type of
work you will be
passionate about!

Advanced Personality Type Career Report - book cover

Click here for the
Best Career Choices
for Your Personality!

Resume Templates and How To Write The Perfect Resume - eBook Cover Photo

Click here for the
Perfect Resume!

Career test video
Career Test Video

Myers-Briggs Personality Test
Personality Test Video

FREE !!!

CareerPlanner Monthly Newsletter

Tips for Your Career and Your Job

Click here to Sign Up

Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-I-C        SOC:  17-3027.00