The average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Technician in South Africa is R198,089.
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Technician
A mechanical engineering technician works with other engineers to develop (and/or improve existing) products and machinery. These technicians play an important role in the manufacturing process, as they can improve efficiency and worker safety by evolving existing processes. Additionally, a mechanical engineering technician can add functionality to products by creating parts and processes that make them more useful. They also help diagnose and remedy existing mechanical processes that appear pro…Read more
Mechanical Engineering Technician Tasks
- Develop and test electrical and engineering equipment from blueprints to operations.
- Record and analyze data on equipment, tests, and final products.
- Build, test, and improve equipment to meet requirements.
- Design and draft detailed drawings and schematics of prototype and existing equipment.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Technician
Skills in Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel and Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technician
An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R125,169 based on 13 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineering Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R182,650 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineering Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R262,310 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R450,000 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R540,000.
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