Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment) - Salary and Career
Mechanical technicians in the manufacture and assembly of machines, systems and instruments

Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They design electromechanical systems, assemble and install machines and equipment, plan and carry out maintenance, develop manufacturing and assembly processes, prepare documentation, carry out technical purchases and sales and comply with standards and procedures for safety at work and environmental preservation.

How much does an Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment) earn

A Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment) earns between $1.271 and $7.124 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.793 and a median salary of $2.200 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 21.119 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.793 33.516 698 13
1º Quartile 1.271 15.252 318 6
Median Salary 2.200 26.400 550 10
3º Quartile 5.433 65.193 1.358 26
Higher Salary 7.124 85.483 1.781 34

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technicians in metal mechanics
        • mechanical technicians in the manufacture and assembly of machines, systems and instruments

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Main workplaces

Mechanical technicians in the manufacture and assembly of machines, systems and instruments the positions of this CBO family can carry out their activities in companies in the field of manufacturing metal products, rubber and plastic articles, machinery, equipment, electrical appliances and materials and instrumentation equipment. They are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. They work as a team, with occasional supervision, usually indoors and during the day. In some of the activities they carry out, they may be subject to constant stress and the action of intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Mechanical technicians in the manufacture and assembly of machines, systems and instruments

These occupations are performed by people with high school education, plus professional training courses at a technical level (technical courses) in related areas. The full performance of the functions occurs after a period of one to two years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment)

Mechanical technicians in the manufacture and assembly of machines, systems and instruments must:

  • plan maintenance;
  • plan maintenance;
  • install machinery and equipment;
  • assembling machines and equipment;
  • perform technical sales;
  • elaborate electromechanical systems projects;
  • perform maintenance;
  • elaborate technical documentation;
  • assemble machines and equipment;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • elaborate projects of electromechanical systems;
  • assemble machinery and equipment;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation standards;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation rules;
  • develop manufacturing and assembly processes;
  • create technical documentation;
  • perform technical purchases;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation norms;
  • developing manufacturing and assembly processes;

  • Activities

    • develop maintenance schedule;
    • monitor the execution of the project;
    • analyze, with the project interface areas, customer needs;
    • work as a team;
    • train work teams;
    • evaluate supplier performance;
    • train users in the operation of installed machinery and equipment;
    • detect design flaws;
    • prepare budgets;
    • coordinate installation of machinery and equipment;
    • write technical reports;
    • specify materials and equipment, consulting technical catalogs;
    • identify causes of failure;
    • develop automation projects;
    • ensure the use of personal protective equipment (ppe) and collective (epc);
    • provide information for drawing up sales and technical assistance contracts;
    • provide information for the preparation of sales and technical assistance contracts;
    • propose changes, with a view to streamlining assembly processes;
    • use computer resources;
    • detect faults in machines and systems;
    • provide spare parts and materials;
    • interpret technical characteristics of electrical systems in the project;
    • performing dimensional and position adjustments;
    • identify unsafe conditions and acts;
    • coordinate maintenance;
    • analyze customer needs;
    • make emergency circumstantial adjustments;
    • replace parts and components;
    • perform final adjustment test (tryout);
    • demo the product;
    • estimate maintenance cost;
    • interact with people;
    • inspect equipment, to define the type of maintenance;
    • adjusting electromechanical elements, using manual and automatic tools;
    • detect machine and system faults;
    • search for updates constantly;
    • elaborate budgets;
    • approve suppliers;
    • check materials and parts for installation;
    • interact with people;
    • analyze processes, aiming at improvements and elimination of failures;
    • work in an organized manner;
    • propose studies to eliminate repetitive failures;
    • act creatively;
    • establish manufacturing method and time;
    • identify failure causes;
    • propose technical changes in implemented projects;
    • perform dimensional and position adjustments;
    • collect maintenance control data;
    • evaluate operating conditions after installation;
    • make decisions;
    • monitor after-sales relations between company and customer (customer focus);
    • analyze quotes;
    • develop maintenance, operation and correction plan (pmoc);
    • balance lines, with a view to optimizing processes;
    • check for updates constantly;
    • socialize information;
    • use technical standards;
    • keep work stations in safe conditions;
    • develop suppliers;
    • perform functional tests;
    • communicate in other languages;
    • provide technical assistance;
    • control process productivity;
    • analyze the cost-benefit ratio;
    • define layout;
    • elaborate technical drawings;
    • constantly seek update;
    • interpreting manuals and drawings;
    • identify available equipment resources;
    • acting creatively;
    • check conditions for installing machinery and equipment;
    • using tools for quality assurance in the process;
    • lead teams;
    • make checklists;
    • suggest the use of environmentally friendly materials and products ;
    • put machines and equipment in productive operating conditions;
    • establish sequence of operations;
    • work as a team;
    • create process and guidance sheet;
    • provide consultancy in the selection of products and services;
    • distribute disposable materials to the appropriate places;
    • evaluate the technical conditions of contracts and service specification;
    • manage established deadlines;
    • elaborate manuals and procedures;

    Sectors that hire Mechanical technician (medical and dental equipment) the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • temporary labor lease
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • industrial assembly works
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • maintenance and mechanical repair services for motor vehicles
    • maintenance and repair of other machinery and equipment for industrial uses
    • regular passenger air transport
    • tests and technical analysis
    • retail sale of new cars, vans and utility vehicles

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