Aviation and Aerospace Mechanical Technicians & Technologists provide support in the preparation of engineering designs, drawings and specifications for a variety of aeronautical products, including production methods and planning.
Mechanical Technologists support and help prepare engineering designs, drawings and specifications for machines, components and power transmission systems. They conduct tests and analyses of machines, components and materials to determine their performance, strength and response to stress. Mechanical Technicians carry out specific mechanical tests and analyses of machines, components and materials. They also participate in the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment.
Graduation from a two or three-year college or technology institute program is usually required for both Mechanical Technicians and Technologists.
Aviation and Aerospace Mechanical Technicians & Technologists can easily find positions in manufacturing, repair and overhaul organizations and aircraft, engines and component design companies.