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Working As A Mechanical Laboratory 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

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Mechanical Laboratory 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 Laboratory 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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Average Length of Employment
Technician 2.7 years
Top Careers Before Mechanical Laboratory Technician
Technician 7.5%
Inspector 3.8%
Apprentice 3.8%
Top Careers After Mechanical Laboratory Technician
Technician 8.3%
Assembler 7.1%
Owner 6.0%
Driver 4.8%
Volunteer 3.6%
Internship 3.6%
Instructor 3.6%
Associate 3.6%

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Top Skills for A Mechanical Laboratory Technician

  1. Test Procedures
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  3. Test Cases
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  • Utilized previous skills to assist with miscellaneous maintenance and overall functioning of facility.
  • Provided computer client services, software, hardware and network support to academic and outside clients in the student-accessed computer facilities.
  • Trained and assisted engineers in lab equipment in achieving accuracy in adherence to protocol.
  • Complied by the regulations for ASTM standards Data entry and weekly report on materials tested.
  • Prepare test results for acceptability and communicate to supervisor.

Mechanical Laboratory Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

80.1%

Unknown

9.9%

Female

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

9.3%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Tagalog

33.3%

French

33.3%

Vietnamese

33.3%

Mechanical Laboratory Technician Education

Schools

Ferris State University

7.9%

University of Colorado at Boulder

7.9%

State University of New York College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville

7.9%

Cuyahoga Community College

7.9%

Youngstown State University

5.3%

Central Piedmont Community College

5.3%

University of Central Oklahoma

5.3%

Joliet Junior College

5.3%

University of Phoenix

5.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

5.3%

University of Dayton

5.3%

Elgin Community College

5.3%

University of Notre Dame

5.3%

Eastern Gateway Community College

5.3%

ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix

2.6%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

2.6%

Lexington Community College

2.6%

Lone Star College System

2.6%

University of Connecticut

2.6%

ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

2.6%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

21.3%

Electrical Engineering

15.7%

Business

7.4%

Automotive Technology

7.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

5.6%

Industrial Technology

4.6%

Computer Science

4.6%

Drafting And Design

3.7%

Civil Engineering

3.7%

Chemistry

2.8%

Education

2.8%

Occupational Safety And Health

1.9%

Engineering Technology

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Educational Technology

1.9%

Biology

1.9%

Physics

1.9%

Engineering Science

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.8%

Other

28.0%

Associate

19.1%

Masters

10.2%

Certificate

8.9%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.6%
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