Mechanical engineering technologists design, inspect, manage and test technologies, systems and procedures in mining, manufacturing or processing industry plants.
Duties & Tasks
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.
Mechanical engineering technologists work in offices, technical laboratories or workshops, or on site. They work in teams with engineers, technicians and tradespeople.
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.