Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET)

Position Summary

The Mechanical Engineering Technician position is full-time, and will fill a 2- part role:

  • Design mechanical and electrical assemblies and test beds using CAD software.
  • Build and test intricate assemblies and products.


  • Work under the direction of Engineering team to develop product designs using SolidWorks.
  • Implement “Design for Manufacture” and “Design for Assembly” (DFM/DFA) methodologies.
  • Develop CAD designs, detailed written assembly instructions, and supporting technical drawings.
  • Create Engineering prints including machine drawings, assembly drawings, and weldment drawings.
  • Establish quality standards and assembly procedures, and communicate them in instructional form.
  • Work with a technician team to assemble and test products.
  • Inspect and test assemblies/products during production, in accordance with established quality standards.
  • Catalog engineering data in both paper and electronic format.
  • Work as part of a technician team to assemble and test products.
  • Seek out and improve inefficiencies across the entire production process.


  • Broad knowledge of hardware/fittings and their usage, including fasteners, plumbing, electrical, etc.
  • VERY strong attention to detail and high standard of quality.
  • Ability to thoroughly understand and effectively communicate complexities of broad range of mechanical and electrical designs.
  • Ability to read and understand Engineering prints and schematics, including electrical and plumbing.
  • Comprehensive understanding of common CNC manufacturing methods and assembly principles in order to effectively and efficiently design products for manufacture/assembly.
  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience using SolidWorks, or similar, with in-depth CAD drafting and GD&T knowledge.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, & Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience using Schematic and PCB design software such as Cadence Orcad, ExpressPCB, Fusion 360 EAGLE, or similar is preferred.
  • Ability and knowledge to safely operate common tools and lab equipment.
  • Must be professional, reliable, honest, punctual, and hardworking.
  • Minimum 2-year degree associate degree in Engineering Technology, CAD certification from an accredited program, or similar.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a design/drafting field.
  • Must pass background check.

Additional Information

APELC has built a strong reputation as a company that believes in customer satisfaction. Our goal is to provide innovative ideas, technologies, and services that exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers.

We are looking to fill this position immediately. If you feel you are a good fit in our company, please email us your resume and a portfolio to include technical drawings, machine drawings, CAD assemblies, and/or any other relevant work samples that demonstrate your experience and expertise in design, specifically using SolidWorks or similar CAD software.

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