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 for 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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