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Working As A Mechanical Assembly 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

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Mechanical Assembly 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 Mechanical Assembly 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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Mechanical Assembly Technician Career Paths

Mechanical Assembly Technician
Maintenance Technician Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Electronics Technician Engineering Technician
Senior Engineering Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager Project Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Electrician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Computer Technician Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Laboratory Technician Test Technician
Senior Test Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Laboratory Technician Project Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Engineering Technician Design Engineer
Senior Mechanical Designer
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Research And Development Technician
Senior Research And Development Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Controls Technician Systems Integrator
Senior Electronics Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Senior Electronics Technician
Electronics Technician Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Electronics Engineering Technician Senior Electronics Technician
Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Assembly Inspector 3.2 years
Assembly Operator 3.0 years
Rework Technician 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Mechanical Assembly Technician
Technician 6.1%
Assembler 5.5%
Mechanic 3.0%
Machinist 2.8%
Top Careers After Mechanical Assembly Technician
Technician 6.8%
Assembler 3.4%
Operator 2.2%

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Top Skills for A Mechanical Assembly Technician

  1. Hand Tools
  2. Electro-Mechanical
  3. Assembly Line
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed electrical testing, precision measuring using hand tools and machinery.
  • Produced customer specific electro-mechanical assemblies while maintaining a high level of quality according to customer and IPC-620 industry standards.
  • Worked on an assembly line manufacturing surveillance cameras.
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repair activities on customer-owned machinery and systems.
  • Inspected and troubleshoot products for quality and adherence to company final assembly & test procedures.

Mechanical Assembly Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

79.1%

Female

13.1%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

54.0%

Hispanic or Latino

21.7%

Asian

11.4%

Black or African American

9.7%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

76.9%

Russian

7.7%

German

7.7%

Carrier

7.7%
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Mechanical Assembly Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.9%

More Tech Institute

8.5%

Houston Community College

6.1%

Universal Technical Institute

6.1%

Lone Star College System

4.9%

Community College of the Air Force

4.9%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

4.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.9%

San Jose City College

4.9%

Valencia College

4.9%

De Anza College

3.7%

Appalachian State University

3.7%

Macomb Community College

3.7%

Trident Technical College

3.7%

Dunwoody College of Technology

3.7%

Monroe Community College

3.7%

Nashua Community College

3.7%

Evergreen Valley College

3.7%

University of Connecticut

2.4%

Pima Community College

2.4%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

18.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

14.5%

Business

10.5%

Automotive Technology

9.1%

Mechanical Engineering

5.1%

Computer Science

4.8%

Industrial Technology

4.0%

General Studies

4.0%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Information Technology

3.1%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Drafting And Design

2.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Education

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Management

2.0%

Aviation

2.0%

Computer Applications

2.0%

Communication

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

37.8%

Associate

25.4%

Bachelors

18.4%

Certificate

11.4%

Diploma

3.9%

Masters

2.1%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.4%
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