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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians



Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 7013$33.57/hr$23.94/hr$30.65/hr$31.53/hr$40.06/hr$40.06/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing830$31.50/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$20.86/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services150$30.71/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$39.05/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$26.39/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$30.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$30.65/hr4.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$31.67/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$30.32/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$23.84/hr2.4%
Southeast Balance of State 50$24.57/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$31.53/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$31.53/hr1.8%
Northwest Minnesota 130$30.65/hr-2.2%
Northwest Balance of State 130$30.65/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$31.59/hr4.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 760$31.58/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,050$31.50/hr4.1%




  • Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems such as redesign.
  • Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance or making minor repairs or adjustments as needed.
  • Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents, or other tools.
  • Recommend tests or testing conditions in accordance with designs, customer requirements, or industry standards to ensure test validity.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, work specifications, drawings, or charts.
  • Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance or making minor repairs or adjustments as needed.
  • Perform or execute manual or automated tests of automotive system or component performance, efficiency, or durability.
  • Recommend product or component design improvements, based on test data or observations.
  • Inspect or test parts to determine nature or cause of defects or malfunctions.
  • Perform or execute manual or automated tests of automotive system or component performance, efficiency, or durability.