FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Mechanical engineering technicians must be able to apply
mechanical engineering theory and principles to calibrate,
develop, alter or test machinery and equipment under the
direction of the engineering staff. Some of the typical tasks of a
mechanical engineering technician include component testing, part
performance analysis, component fabrication and assembly, and
blueprint and design analysis based on design objectives.
Mechatronics stems from blending mechanical and electronics
in a relatively new approach to product design and development,
merging the principles of electrical, mechanical, computer and
industrial engineering. Mechatronic systems are often referred
to as “smart” devices because of the incorporation of sensors,
actuators and computer control systems. Mechatronics has become
synonymous with products that exhibit fast, precise performance.
A mechatronics engineer unites the principles of mechanics,
electronics, and computing to generate a simpler, more economical
and reliable system.
The role of Electrical Engineering technicians can be as varied
as the workplaces they find themselves in: a pristine lab environment,
a fabrication company, or a consulting firm. Job growth is anticipated
by virtue of constant emerging technologies. Electrical Engineering
technicians are prepared to research, design, develop, test and
supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment,
components, or systems for commercial, industrial and scientific
use. They test and modify developmental and operational electrical
machinery, electrical control equipment, and circuitry in industrial and
commercial plants and laboratories.
TOOLING AND MACHINING:
The precision machining industry is one of the most technologically
advanced fields. Machinists with the proper skill sets are in high
demand as a result of their training in quality control and metrology.
Computer numerically controlled (“CNC”) machines are employed
in most modern-day machine shops and mass production facilities
to increase accuracy and efficiency when forming metal parts.
CNC machining, laser and water jet technology, electric discharge
machining (“wire EDM”), computer aided design (“CAD”), computer
aided manufacturing (“CAM”) design, and manufacturing programs
are all examples of this cutting edge technology. Highly specialized,
skilled machinists are helping to meet the rising local and global
demand of innovative products and technologies.