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Working As A Fabrication Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Make Decisions

  • $84,036

    Average Salary

What Does A Fabrication Technician Do

Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.

Duties

Mechanical engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Evaluate design drawings for new or changed tools by measuring dimensions on the drawings and comparing them with the original specifications
  • Prepare layouts and drawings of parts to be made and of the process for putting the parts together, often using three-dimensional design software
  • Discuss changes with coworkers—for example, in the design of a part and in the way it will be made and assembled
  • Review instructions and blueprints for projects in order to ensure that test specifications and procedures are followed and objectives are met
  • Plan, produce, and assemble new or changed mechanical parts for products, such as industrial machinery or equipment
  • Set up and conduct tests of complete units and parts and record results
  • Compare test results with design specifications and with test objectives and make recommendations for changes in products or in test methods
  • Estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space

Some mechanical engineering technicians test and inspect machines and equipment, or work with engineers to eliminate production problems. They may assist in testing products by, for example, setting up instrumentation for vehicle crash tests.

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How To Become A Fabrication Technician

Most employers prefer to hire candidates with associate’s degrees or other postsecondary training in mechanical engineering technology. Prospective engineering technicians should take as many science and math courses as possible while in high school.

Education

Mechanical engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a certificate from a community college or vocational–technical school. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework and programs. Community colleges typically award an associate’s degree. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary public institutions that emphasize training needed by local employers. Students who complete these programs typically receive a diploma or certificate.

ABET accredits associate’s programs in relevant fields of study, such as mechanical engineering technology.

Completing an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology opens the way to studying for a bachelor’s degree.

High school students interested in becoming mechanical engineering technicians should take classes in math, science, and computer skills. Courses that help students develop skills working with their hands also are valuable, because these technicians build what mechanical engineers design.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Mechanical engineering technicians must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions or, if they do not understand, ask their supervisors to explain. They must be able to clearly explain, both orally and in writing, the need for changes in designs or test procedures.

Creativity. Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers bring their plans and designs to life. Doing so often requires helping the engineer to overcome problems that might not have been anticipated.

Detail oriented. Mechanical engineering technicians must make precise measurements and keep accurate records for mechanical engineers.

Math skills. Mechanical engineering technicians use mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical engineering technicians must apply theory and instructions from engineers by making new components for industrial machinery or equipment. They may need to be able to operate machinery such as drill presses, grinders, and engine lathes.

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Fabrication Technician Career Paths

Fabrication Technician
Mechanic Operator Production Supervisor
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assembly Technician Service Technician Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Welder Fitter Maintenance Supervisor Director Of Facilities
Director, Facilities & Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Field Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Engineering Technician Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Assembly Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Technical Support Specialist Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Lead Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Welder Fitter Field Service Technician Senior Engineer
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Fabrication Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

82.1%

Female

17.1%

Unknown

0.8%
Ethnicity

White

62.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.4%

German

11.1%

Italian

8.3%

Vietnamese

5.6%

French

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

Indonesian

2.8%

Chinese

2.8%

Filipino

2.8%

Braille

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Mandarin

2.8%

Polish

2.8%

Thai

2.8%
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Fabrication Technician Education

Schools

Piedmont Technical College

12.3%

University of Phoenix

11.1%

Arizona State University

6.2%

Baker College

4.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.9%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

4.9%

Tri-County Technical College

4.9%

Oregon State University

4.9%

University of New Mexico

4.9%

ITT Technical Institute - Indianapolis

3.7%

Central Georgia Technical College

3.7%

Ohio University -

3.7%

Butler County Community College

3.7%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.7%

Oregon Institute of Technology

3.7%

Wake Technical Community College

3.7%

Moorpark College

3.7%

Pellissippi State Community College

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

3.7%
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Majors

Business

19.2%

Electrical Engineering

12.2%

Automotive Technology

7.0%

Precision Metal Working

6.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.2%

Mechanical Engineering

5.4%

Computer Science

4.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

4.1%

Criminal Justice

3.5%

Graphic Design

3.5%

Industrial Technology

3.3%

General Studies

3.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.3%

Fine Arts

2.7%

Information Technology

2.7%

Engineering

2.7%

Drafting And Design

2.4%

Management

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Chemical Engineering

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

40.1%

Bachelors

23.2%

Associate

22.0%

Certificate

8.8%

Masters

3.7%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Fabrication Technician

  1. Small Parts
  2. Product Quality
  3. Safety Procedures
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  • Fabricated large and small parts and assembled parts as required * Ensuring all pieces was neatly sewed/installed and working correctly.
  • Maintained product quality by making continuous improvements.
  • Maintained safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Produced product for end user through operation of manual mills, lathes, CNC mills, and welders.
  • Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.

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