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Mechanical Engineering Technologists
District Of Columbia

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Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

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Currently Employed: 623

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.88 - $45.60

Typical Annual Salary: $74,600 - $94,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Interpret engineering sketches, specifications, or drawings.
  • Assist engineers to design, develop, test, or manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, or other equipment.
  • Design specialized or customized equipment, machines, or structures.
  • Prepare specifications, designs, or sketches for machines, components, or systems related to the generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy.
  • Provide technical support to other employees regarding mechanical design, fabrication, testing, or documentation.
  • Inspect and test mechanical equipment.
  • Conduct failure analyses, document results, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Assemble or disassemble complex mechanical systems.
  • Assist mechanical engineers in product testing through activities such as setting up instrumentation for automobile crash tests.
  • Prepare cost and materials estimates or project schedules.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Milling machines
  • Polishing machines
  • Power grinders
  • Power saws
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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