How to become a Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Mechanical engineering technologists design, inspect, manage and test technologies, systems and procedures in mining, manufacturing or processing industry plants.

Personal requirements of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist

  • enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • aptitude for computing and design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work independently or as part of a team.

Duties & Tasks of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Mechanical engineering technologists may perform the following tasks:

  • design engineering factories and equipment
  • supervise the maintenance of factories and equipment
  • apply testing and monitoring equipment to determine the condition of operating equipment
  • use computers as tools for routine design and analysis
  • analyse and interpret engineering information and data
  • prepare reports for engineering management
  • work with professional engineers to ensure the engineering plant is operating efficiently
  • advise employers and clients on the application of new technologies.

Working conditions for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Mechanical engineering technologists work in offices, technical laboratories or workshops, or on site. They work in teams with engineers, technicians and tradespeople.

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