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Mechanical Engineering Technicians


Mechanical engineering technicians work under the direction of mechanical engineers to design, build, maintain, and modify many kinds of machines, mechanical devices, and tools. They work in a wide range of industries and in a variety of specific jobs within every industry.

Mechanical engineering technicians review mechanical drawings and project instructions, analyze design plans to determine costs and practical value, sketch rough layouts of proposed machines or parts, assemble new or modified devices or components, test completed assemblies or components, analyze test results, and write reports. There are approximately 42,600 mechanical engineering technicians employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Tool Designer or Mechanical Engineer


Experienced Mechanical Engineering Technician

Entry-Level Mechanical Engineering Technician

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