Mechanical Engineering Technicians:

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Also includes

Automotive Engineering Technicians



About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $53,200.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,602
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.28 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Creativity
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Integrity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test engineering project equipment
Test products for functionality or quality
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect engineering equipment or systems

Controlling Machines and Processes

Perform machining operations
Operate industrial production equipment
Operate precision test equipment
Operate variety of machine tools
Operate industrial testing equipment
Implement robotics systems
Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment
Fabricate products or components using machine tools
Operate pneumatic test equipment
Operate high voltage apparatus

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design mechanical or production-related tools, fixtures, or devices
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Create physical models or prototypes
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Machining
Project Management
Security Clearance
Occupational Health and Safety
Manufacturing Processes
Forklift Operation
Technical Support



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