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Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Other titles : aeronautical technologist, aerospace engineering technician, automation technologist, cryonics engineering technologist, die designer, equipment development technician, heating designer, home automation technician, machine tool designer, mould designer, nuclear engineering technician or technologist, power equipment design technician, robotics servicing technician, ship repair technician, thermal station technician, tool and die designer, vibration technologist, wind tunnel test technician or technologist

Details

Description :

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting engineering, manufacturing and processing companies, institutions and government departments.

Main duties :

 

Mechanical engineering technologists 

  • prepare and interpret conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for machines and components, power transmission systems, process piping, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems;
  • prepare cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports;
  • conduct tests and analyses of machines, components and materials to determine their performance, strength, response to stress and other characteristics;
  • design moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes;
  • inspect mechanical installations and construction;
  • prepare contract and tender documents;
  • supervise, monitor and inspect mechanical installations and construction projects;
  • prepare standards and schedules and supervise mechanical maintenance programs or operations of mechanical plants.

Mechanical engineering technicians

  • assist in preparing conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications;
  • carry out a limited range of mechanical tests and analyses of machines, components and materials;
  • assist in the design of moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes;
  • assist in inspection of mechanical installations and construction projects;
  • participate in the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Estrie
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Laval
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Mauricie
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Capitale-Nationale

Training

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

 

Programs

  • Technologie de l'architecture navale
  • Building Systems Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Techniques de transformation des matériaux composites
  • Techniques de transformation des matières plastiques
  • Technologie du génie aérospatial

 

Technologie de l'architecture navale

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Le programme d'études Technologie de l'architecture navale vise à former des technologues capables d'exercer leur profession dans des chantiers navals, des entreprises de fabrication d'embarcations de plaisance, des organismes gouvernementaux, des firmes d'architecture navale et de génie conseil, des sociétés de classification, des compagnies d'assurance ou dans les bureaux d'armateurs et de transporteurs. Les technologues en architecture navale peuvent également être travailleurs autonomes.

Educational organizations offering the program

 

 

Techniques de génie aérospatial

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Le programme vise à former des personnes aptes à répondre aux besoins de conception technique, de planification et de contrôle de la qualité des entreprises de production en aéronautique qui construisent des aéronefs et des moteurs d'aéronefs ainsi que des sous-traitants qui se spécialisent dans la production de composants d'aéronefs et d'outillage de fabrication et d'assemblage.

Educational organization offering the program

 

 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

The purpose of this program is to train technicians to carry out the technical design of different components and mechanical systems, to plan manufacturing and to take care of quality control. Mandatory competencies (23) from the specific training category aim to ensure the versatility of graduates and to enable them to work equally in the fields of design and manufacturing. The category entitled elective competencies (7 competencies) aims at the development of competencies in the particular fields such as: development of manufacturing range, programming of machines with numerical control, design and the manufacturing of tools, industrial lines and mechanical systems with their frame, the manufacturing of prototypes, quality control, the planning of the maintenance of machinery, the organization and the coodination of production, technological survey and research and development. This program will contribute to the development and training of students in the following capacities: to include/understand and apply all directives in relation to their work (to establish interpersonal relationships, to work as a team and to adapt to changes), to plan and organize their work with an emphasis on productivity (accuracy, precision, quality, time limits), good judgement, communicate orally and written in French, to bring in new ideas and solutions, defend a project or an idea, use production equipment, to have continuous improvement and to learn individually.

Educational organizations offering the program

 

 

Techniques de transformation des matériaux composites

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Au terme de sa formation, l’élève sera en mesure d'effectuer des tâches de planification, de coordination et d'optimisation de la production, de conception et de fabrication d'outillage, de contrôle de la qualité et de soutien technique, dans un contexte de santé et sécurité au travail et dans le respect des normes en matière d'environnement.

De plus, il sera en mesure de déterminer les méthodes de fabrication , de mettre au point de l'outillage et des gabarits ainsi que de fabriquer des moules et des prototypes dans un contexte de préproduction. Il contribuera au développement de nouveaux procédés, formulations et produits. Il collaborera également à l'implantation des programmes d'assurance qualité et à leur suivi, effectuera des essais et des études et produira des rapports concernant les résultats de leurs travaux.

Educational organizations offering the program

 

 

Techniques de transformation des matières plastiques

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Développer des connaissances et des habiletés conférant de la polyvalence et des spécialisations fonctionnelles. Établir et rédiger des spécifications de production; analyser les problèmes d’une chaîne de production; connaître, entretenir, rectifier l’état des équipements; entretien préventif, achat des pièces de rechange; inspection des échantillons. Pour les bureaux d’études, développer des habiletés à adapter des plans, des devis, des spécifications, des choix d’outillage et de matériaux, des prévisions financières.

Educational organizations offering the program

 

 

Building Systems Technology

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

The Building Systems Technology program trains technicians to ensure the proper functioning of building systems and to manage the related energy costs. Building systems technicians work on plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and fire protection systems, some of which are equipped with electrical controls and automatic control circuits.

Educational organizations offering the program