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Become A Senior Mechanical Technician

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Working As A Senior Mechanical 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

  • $53,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Mechanical 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 Senior Mechanical 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 Senior Mechanical Technician
Mechanic 9.9%
Technician 7.3%
Machinist 3.0%
Top Careers After Senior Mechanical Technician
Technician 8.8%
Mechanic 4.9%
Supervisor 2.9%

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Highest Senior Mechanical Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Mechanical Technologist Transcanada USA Services Inc. Houston, TX Jul 24, 2015 $118,414
SR. Technologist-Mechanical Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 07, 2013 $89,419
Technologist-Mechanical, SR. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Carrollton, TX Aug 17, 2011 $88,043
Senior Technical Proessional-Mechanical Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX May 18, 2016 $85,893
Senior Mechanical Technician Yesac Georgia Corporation LaGrange, GA Nov 29, 2016 $75,500 -
$85,500
Senior Mechanical Technician Mark Andy Inc. Chesterfield, MO Sep 22, 2016 $67,223
Senior Mechanical Technician Yesac Georgia Corporation LaGrange, GA Apr 10, 2015 $65,800

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Top Skills for A Senior Mechanical Technician

  1. Engineering Department
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Trouble Shooting
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Interpret and adhere to engineering drawings, specifications and company and safety procedures.
  • Trouble shooting hydraulic systems and repairing/replacing lines as required.
  • Test and commission mechanical equipment and apparatus with medium to high horsepower.
  • Improved staff compliance with internal regulations by conducting targeted training sessions on facility operations and maintenance practices.
  • Utilize a variety of equipment and hand tools to wind and assemble small and large highly sensitive transformers.

Senior Mechanical Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

86.9%

Unknown

8.2%

Female

4.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Portuguese

33.3%

Senior Mechanical Technician Education

Schools

Central Texas College

10.5%

University of Phoenix

10.5%

Community College of the Air Force

8.8%

Ashford University

7.0%

De Anza College

5.3%

Technical Career Institute

5.3%

Pikes Peak Community College

5.3%

Palm Beach State College

5.3%

Brevard Community College

3.5%

Cameron University

3.5%

A-Technical College

3.5%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.5%

Red Rocks Community College

3.5%

Calhoun Community College

3.5%

Honolulu Community College

3.5%

North Central Institute

3.5%

Middlesex County College

3.5%

Bristol Community College

3.5%
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Majors

Business

13.0%

Electrical Engineering

12.1%

Mechanical Engineering

11.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

7.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.5%

Drafting And Design

6.0%

Automotive Technology

6.0%

General Studies

5.1%

Industrial Technology

4.7%

Engineering

4.2%

Aviation

3.7%

Management

3.3%

Precision Metal Working

2.8%

Education

2.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.3%

Heating And Air Conditioning

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Computer Science

1.4%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

42.5%

Associate

23.9%

Bachelors

18.6%

Certificate

8.6%

Diploma

2.7%

Masters

2.3%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.3%
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