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Mechanical Engineer

Design, develop, and maintain mechanical and electromechanical products.

What does a Mechanical Engineer do?

As a mechanical engineer, you’re responsible for the lifecycle development of mechanical and thermal devices. Mechanical, electromechanical, and thermal components are used in a variety of products, such as medical devices, internal combustion engines, air-conditioning systems, and conveyor systems. After studying client requirements, you research and design systems and components; typically, you’ll be working with colleagues and using computer-aided software (CAD). You could be designing a new component or modifying an existing part for better performance. Developing and testing a prototype, analyzing the results, and making necessary modifications are all integral to this process. Performance, reliability, cost, and safety are some of the criteria you study before the assembly and installation process. Training technicians, writing product reports, overseeing, and coordinating maintenance and repair services are some responsibilities of a mechanical engineer.

Most mechanical engineering jobs require a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. You need technical knowledge for using computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering analysis tools, and you must be able to understand concepts of mechanics, kinematics, and thermodynamics. Good oral and written communication skills, teamwork, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills are also essential.