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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Average Salary: $48,881

Mechanical engineering technicians operate and maintain systems such as plumbing, pipes, air conditioning and heating, heavy machinery, and controls. In the water sector, they:

  • operate water treatment plants and water distribution systems; 
  • use tools, engines, and machines to perform specialized functions; 
  • install, operate, and maintain equipment.

Education: Two- or four-year degree in mechanical engineering technician
Certificates, licenses: No
Entry-level opportunities: Yes
Desirable traits and skills: Strong in science and math; analytical; mechanical; good motor skills (such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination)