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Mechanical Engineering Technicians (Median Wage of $18.98/hr) apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Sample of reported job titles: Design Engineer, Designer, Engineering Lab Technician, Engineering Technical Analyst, Engineering Technician, Equipment Engineer, Lab Technician, Mechanical Designer, Process Technician, Research and Development Technician

Industrial Engineering Technicians (Median Wage of $22.88/hr) apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Sample of reported job titles: Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Analyst, Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Methods Engineer, Process Documentation and Methods Analyst, Process Engineer, Process Technician, Production Staff Worker, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)

Local Characteristics

  • Average Wage of $23.28/hr
  • 120 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 8%
  • Retirement Risk: 29% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 21% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*




Graphic Literacy
5 4 4

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.