Mechanical Engineering Technologist Jobs
Sierra Lobo, Inc.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Newport News, VA
The Eastman Group
HANCOCKS BRIDGE, NJ
Mechanical Engineering Technologist Jobs Overview
Every mechanical engineer needs a right-hand person to help put their concepts on paper and bring them to life. That’s why mechanical engineering technologist jobs are essential to manufacturing companies, architecture, and engineering firms.
A mechanical engineering technologist starts a project by turning an engineer’s idea for a machine or product into a sketch, along with a diagram of how to assemble it. Their next step is to test a design model, analyze it, and write a report for the engineer. Mechanical engineer technologists also review blueprints and troubleshoot operational problems with new designs.
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Mechanical Engineering Technologist Education and Skills
Employers typically require mechanical engineering technologists to have an associate degree or a certificate from a community college or vocational-technical school. Some may prefer a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering, or a similar field.
To increase their success in post-secondary education, high school students planning on studying mechanical engineering technology should take classes in math, science, and computer science. A post-secondary mechanical engineering technologist program curriculum includes courses in engineering fundamentals such as:
- Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing
- Technical Math
- Software Applications for Technology
- Technical Report Writing
- Technical Calculus
The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers optional credentials through its technician certification programs. Certification can help solidify career advancement and helps to build a qualified workforce. To become certified, an applicant must complete a 4-year program from an accredited school, work in the field for at least five years, and submit a written endorsement from a supervisor.
Along with education, mechanical engineering technologists should have good communication, math, and mechanical skills. They should be detail oriented and adept at problem-solving. Take a look at this Monster job description to see what else you might need to get a mechanical engineering technologist job.
Update Your Mechanical Engineering Technologist Resume
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Interviewing for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist Job
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How Much Do Mechanical Engineering Technologist Jobs Pay?
According to Monster, the median salary for an engineering technologist in the U.S. is $59,055. Monster’s Salary Tools will tell you what salary to expect as a mechanical engineering technologist in different parts of the U.S. It will also have suggestions for the next steps you can take in your career.
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