Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Also called: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer), Engineer Technical Staff, Engineering Technologist, Mechanical Designer
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Interpret engineering sketches, specifications, or drawings.
- Assist engineers to design, develop, test, or manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, or other equipment.
- Design specialized or customized equipment, machines, or structures.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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