Mechanical Systems Technician Career - Midwest Engineered Systems


Under general supervision of the Mechanical Shop Manager, the Mechanical Systems Technician works to, assemble, install, debug, and troubleshoot various types of industrial equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Read and interpret assembly blueprints or specifications manuals and plan assembly or building operations.

  • Has an understanding of the build process and how to make minor mechanical changes as needed

  • Position or align components for assembly, manually or using hoists or lifts

  • Lay out drill, ream, tap, or cut parts for assembly.

  • Set up and operate metalworking machines, such drills, grinders, saws, hammer drills, etc.

  • Understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics

  • Measure and layout floor plans for systems using mathematics as needed

  • Verify conformance of parts using measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, or micrometers.

  • Work both independently and as part of a project team.

  • Must have own set of tools

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends is required

  • Travel is required

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • High school diploma and 3 years of related experience and/or training

  • Courses toward a recognized technical training program

Language Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.  

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondences, and instruction/procedure manuals.  Ability to write correspondences and routine reports.  

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information one on one and in group situations to customers, clients, vendors and other employees within the organization.   

Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

  • Ability to measure and calculate in inches, tenths and millimeters.

Reasoning Skills
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  

  • Professionally to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Efficiently interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Technology Skills
  • Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of standard office equipment, such as a computer and keyboard, a calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch, lift and/or move drawings, files, manuals, and metal parts weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook. ​

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.