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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
Southwest Minnesota 5010$27.43/hr$18.20/hr$22.53/hr$23.82/hr$30.44/hr$40.22/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing630$30.64/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$37.05/hr
Professional and Business Services420$38.13/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$39.32/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$28.95/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$28.03/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$23.48/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$28.65/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$28.03/hr-2.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$27.38/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$39.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$29.63/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$29.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$30.43/hr4.1%
Southwest Minnesota 50$23.82/hr2.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$27.01/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$36.15/hr1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 780$33.58/hr4.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 860$33.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,080$33.25/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.