Mechanical Test Technician

Fabricate test structures and install electronic recording instruments.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mechanical Test Technicians do?

Fabricates test structures and installs electronic recording instruments according to schematics, blueprints, and engineering specifications, to provide test facilities for research on aircraft arresting gear: Constructs monorail anchoring stands and footings, using arc welder, drill press, press brake, and handtools. Lays out reference points at test site for installation of monorail, using transit and level. Installs monorail, using handtools. Loads and positions moving and still cameras to record test results. Installs device for triggering test stages. Installs electronic equipment, such as galvanometer and oscillograph, following schematics, to record temperature, pressure, velocity, and force. Tests, adjusts, and repairs recording instruments to replace defective electrical components and to solder loose connections, using voltmeter, ohmmeter, and handtools. Prepares report of test observations.

Should I be a Mechanical Test Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bench Repair Technician, Mechanical Adjuster, Mechanical Expert, Mechanical Handyman, Mechanical Specialist See More

    How to Become a
    Mechanical Test Technician

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