Mechanical Engineering Technician (Occupation Code : 311501)
DescriptionConducts tests of mechanical systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles and installs mechanical assemblies in support of mechanical engineers and engineering technologists.
Assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems.
Conducting tests of mechanical systems, collecting and analysing data, and assembling and installing mechanical assemblies in support of mechanical engineers.
Designing and preparing layouts of machines and mechanical installations, facilities and components according to the specifications given.
Developing and monitoring the implementation of safety standards and procedures for marine survey work in relation to ships' hulls, equipment and cargoes.
Ensuring that mechanical engineering designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.
Monitoring technical aspects of manufacture, utilisation, maintenance and repair of machines and mechanical installations, facilities and components to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations.
Preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for manufacture and installation according to the specifications given.
Providing technical assistance in research on and development of machines and mechanical installations, facilities and components or testing prototypes.
Alternate Occupation Names
Pipe Testing Technician
Tool and Die Design Technician
Hydraulic Controls Technician
Boiler Testing Technician
Fire Protection Installer / Commissioner
Marine Engineering Technician
Mechanical Laboratory Technician
Mechanical Instrument Technician
Mobile Plant Technician
Automotive Engineering Technician
Agricultural Engineering Technician
Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Diploma Admission
Admission into a Diploma requires the achievement of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the minimum requirements for admission into a diploma or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.
Step 2 : General Qualification
Step 3 : Workplace experience
- Workplace experience
In order to register as a Professional Engineering Technician at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineering Technician and gain two years of work experience.
Step 4 : Final assessment
- Professional Review (Engineering Technician)
After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineering Technician after the review has been completed.