Manufacturing and Automation

Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Mechanical Engineering Technologists design, draw and develop or modify various types of products, machines, mechanical systems and manufacturing processes.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Visualize 3D objects from 2D drawings
  • Mathematical and mechanical problem-solving skills
  • Sketching and drawing skills

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Offices, labs, manufacturing and processing facilities
  • Use of computer software for drafting, spreadsheets and documentation
  • Overtime when required

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Certified Engineering Technologist
  • Supervisor
  • Management

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technologist
  • Materials Engineering Technologist
  • Mechanical Design Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineer

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Mechanical Engineering Technology


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Mechanical Engineering Technology

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