Mechanical Engineering Technologists


Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.
Also called: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer), Engineer Technical Staff, Engineering Technologist, Mechanical Designer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • ANSYS FLUENT
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Stereolithography SLA rapid prototyping systems
  • TekSoft CAMWorks

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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