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Mechanical Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.07

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
  • Engineer Technical Staff
  • Engineering Tech
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Designer/Wind-Chill Administrator
  • Senior Designer
  • Senior Process Analyst
  • Technical Staff Engineer
  • Tooling Engineering Tech

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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  • Analyze energy requirements and distribution systems to maximize the use of intermittent or inflexible renewable energy sources, such as wind or nuclear.
  • Analyze or estimate production costs, such as labor, equipment, or plant space.
  • Apply testing or monitoring apparatus to operating equipment.
  • Assemble or disassemble complex mechanical systems.
  • Assist engineers to design or develop electrochemical devices, such as solid oxide membranes or other products for sustainable applications.
  • Assist engineers to design, develop, test, or manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, or other equipment.
  • Assist mechanical engineers in product testing through activities such as setting up instrumentation for automobile crash tests.
  • Conduct failure analyses, document results, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Design molds, tools, dies, jigs, or fixtures for use in manufacturing processes.
  • Design specialized or customized equipment, machines, or structures.
  • Inspect and test mechanical equipment.
  • Interpret engineering sketches, specifications, or drawings.
  • Oversee, monitor, or inspect mechanical installations or construction projects.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment, such as leak detectors, glove boxes, or mechanical pumps.
  • Prepare cost and materials estimates or project schedules.
  • Prepare equipment inspection schedules, reliability schedules, work plans, or other records.
  • Prepare layouts of machinery, tools, plants, or equipment.
  • Prepare specifications, designs, or sketches for machines, components, or systems related to the generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy.
  • Provide technical support to other employees regarding mechanical design, fabrication, testing, or documentation.
  • Test machines, components, materials, or products to determine characteristics such as performance, strength, or response to stress.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Analyze green technology design requirements.
  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Assist engineers or scientists with research.
  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Direct construction activities.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Mechanical Engineer