repair and maintain heavy equpment...
Mechanical Technician Career Profiles
A mechanical technician’s job is to maintain mechanical equipment and keep the equipment running smoothly. Mechanical technicians work in factories, industrial plants, utility companies, nuclear plants, or alongside engineers. Security clearance may be required for work in power plants, nuclear facilities, and other facilities that provide municipal services.
Typically, a mechanical technician will be required to complete formal education from a trade or technical school and certification may be necessary. In some cases, mechanical technicians will obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent and will then learn their skills on the job.
Knowledge of how to perform preventative maintenance, inspections, failure analysis, and corrective maintenance tasks on machines and their parts is required. Mechanical technicians routinely work with drive mechanisms, steam turbines, boilers, pumps, and motor bearings. Dismantling and reassembling complex machinery may be also necessary.
Being a mechanical technician can be tough work. You must be able to lift heavy materials, as well as physically capable of performing work while kneeling, stooping, or standing for extended periods of time. High work on ladders and scaffolding can sometimes be a part of the job. You could be required to work overtime and evening hours.
If you are interested in becoming a mechanical technician, you’ll want to browse the career profile below. We have detailed insider information on what life in this industry is like after talking with experienced mechanical technicians one-on-one. Check out the profiles to learn about educational and career paths, salaries, and more.
my duties are replace anything that is broken and fix anything that needs repairing wether that be a computer or a heater...