Systems Mechanics play an important role in ensuring the repair, modification, test, and maintenance of systems and components. To perform this job, systems mechanics must know the physical principles governing the behavior of fluids, basic electrical and mechanical principles, and repair procedures and methods. These mechanics work in various assignments, including modifying and repairing, or rebuilding, testing, and troubleshooting.
These mechanics should be skilled in the use of test equipment and measuring devices such as bench test sets, micrometers, torque gauges, multimeters, gauge blocks, and calipers. They use these devices and tools to inspect, disassemble, repair, and test parts and subassemblies.
Systems mechanics may occasionally be required to lift an object weighing up to 50 pounds and may be required to stand for prolonged periods of time. If you would like to be a systems mechanic, you can get this job with just a high school diploma. However, many employers prefer to hire those who have completed a certificate or Associate's degree