Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

NOC 2232

Description

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, geothermal power plants, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting engineering, manufacturing and processing companies, institutions and government departments.

Duties

Mechanical engineering technologists

  • Prepare and interpret conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for machines and components, power transmission systems, process piping, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems
  • Prepare cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Conduct tests and analyses of machines, components and materials to determine their performance, strength, response to stress and other characteristics
  • Design moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes
  • Inspect mechanical installations and construction
  • Prepare contract and tender documents
  • Supervise, monitor and inspect mechanical installations and construction projects
  • Prepare standards and schedules and supervise mechanical maintenance programs or operations of mechanical plants.

Mechanical engineering technicians

  • Assist in preparing conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications
  • Carry out mechanical tests and analyses of machines, components and materials
  • Assist in the design of moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes
  • Assist in inspection of mechanical installations and construction projects
  • Participate in the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Other Titles

  • marine engineering technologist
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologist
  • tool designer
  • aeronautical technologist
  • thermal station technician
  • mould designer
  • tool and die designer
  • machine designer

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)

Skills

  • Verbal & written communication
  • Technical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mathematics
  • Analytical skills
  • Dexterity
  • Problem solving

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most college programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • For mechanical engineering technologists, completion of a two- or three-year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required
  • For mechanical engineering technicians, completion of a one- or two-year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required

Certification

  • Certification in mechanical engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as mechanical engineering technologists and technicians are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$74,152 $81,758 $90,676 $93,527

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
2211 Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 240 185

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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