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Mechanical engineering technicians

OaSIS code 22301.02

Mechanical engineering 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, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment.

Overview

Also known as

  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Thermal station technician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in preparing conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications
  • Carry out a limited range of 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.

Additional information

  • There is mobility to other related occupations such as technical sales or drafting technologists and technicians.
  • Progression to supervisory occupations such as mechanical construction supervisor, manufacturing supervisor or operations maintenance manager is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Industrial designers (22211)
  • Drafting technologists and technicians (22212)
  • Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (62100)
  • Manufacturing managers (90010)
  • Utilities managers (90011)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

223 – Technical occupations related to engineering

Minor group

2230 – Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering

Unit group

22301 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

Occupational profile

22301.02 – Mechanical engineering technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Developing Technical Instructions
4 - High Level
Interacting with Computers
4 - High Level
Mechanical Maintenance
4 - High Level
Processing Information
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Consulting engineering companies
  • Government departments
  • Institutions
  • Manufacturing and processing companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Depth Perception
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Manual Dexterity
4 - High Level
Mathematical Reasoning
4 - High Level
Near Vision
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Equipment and Tool Selection
5 - Highest Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
5 - Highest Level
Preventative Maintenance
5 - Highest Level
Numeracy
4 - High Level
Operation and Control
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important