Mechanical Engineering Technician / Technologist

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Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash


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Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians are responsible for providing technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, manufacturing plants and equipment. They play a key role in assisting engineers in designing and developing innovative machinery and robotics for applications

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Trades certificate or diploma


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

What you do

A Mechanical Engineering Technician / Technologist performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare and interpret conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for machines and components
  • 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

What you need

  • Keen interest and aptitude for technical work, mathematics, and science
  • High degree of manual dexterity and mechanical ability
  • Ability to be precise & analytical
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Physical stamina (may be required for field work)
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated, without having to write further examinations. Requirements may also vary by trade.