National Technology Week™
Mechanical engineering technicians and technologists work 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.
- AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGIST
- HEATING DESIGNER
- HVAC (HEATING , VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING) TECHNOLOGIST
- MACHINE DESIGNER
- MARINE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST
- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST
- MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIST
- MOULD DESIGNER
- THERMAL STATION TECHNICIAN
- TOOL AND DIE DESIGNER
- TOOL DESIGNER
- ENGINEERINGDESIGN AND DRAFTINGTECHNOLOGIST
On the Job...
Things that mechanical engineering technicians and technologists do at work are:
- Prepare and interpret conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for machines and components, power transmission systems, process piping, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
- Prepare cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports.
- Conduct tests and analyses of machines, components and materials to determine their performance, strength, response to stress and other characteristics.
- Design moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes.
- Inspect mechanical installations and construction.
- Prepare contract and tender documents.
- Supervise, monitor and inspect mechanical installations and construction projects.
- Prepare standards and schedules and supervise mechanical maintenance programs or operations of mechanical plants.
Completion of a two- or three-year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required.
Certification in mechanical engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.