Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots. These robots weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. On the job, you would: Inspect, measure, or test completed metal workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing devices. Read blueprints, work orders, or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications. Assemble, align, and clamp workpieces into holding fixtures to bond, heat-treat, or solder fabricated metal components. Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this profession include: a high school diploma and post high school certificate, having a basic knowledge of engineering and technology, math, and science. This may be a good fit for you if your personality traits include: attention to detail, dependability, initiative, cooperation, self control, and integrity.
Mechanical Engineering Technologists & Technicians, also called: Engineering Technologist, Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Designer, Process Engineering Technician, apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists. On the job, you would: Calculate required capacities for equipment of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submit data to engineering personnel for approval. Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems such as redesign. Draft detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet or wood shops. Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this profession include: a bachelors degree and post high school certificate, having a basic knowledge of engineering and technology, math, and science. This may be a good fit for you if you enjoy problem solving, have great attention to detail, and have persistence and drive to accomplish tasks.