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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Technician

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Mechanical Engineering Technician Develops and tests machinery and equipment, applying knowledge of mechanical engineering technology, under direction of engineering and scientific staff. Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions, such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts. Drafts detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts. Conducts tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improving equipment performance or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control. Analyzes test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives and modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications. Records test procedures, results, and recommendations for changes in product or test method.

Work Settings

Lab or shop setting

Education

Requires 2-year technical or vocational degree in relevant field or experience equivalent.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $679.14. The bottom quartile was $600.00 and the top quartile was $721.15.

Work Schedule

The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.

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