mechanical engineer

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers develop, design, build, test and inspect mechanical devices and systems, such as machines, tools and engines. Since mechanical engineering is a very broad field, they work in a variety of different industries designing a wide range of products. Most mechanical engineers work in manufacturing, research and development, or at companies that offer engineering services.

Job Duties

  • Plan, conceptualize and create mechanical designs for new products
  • Develop testing processes, and perform testing and validation of new designs
  • Generate working prototypes for beta testing and customer demonstration
  • Perform engineering calculations to support design work
  • Create and review technical drawings, plans and specifications using computer software
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams, and work with vendors and contractors
  • Perform detailed documentation to track project development and design process
  • Ensure project timeline is met and project stays within budget




Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or in a related field



  • Firm grasp of engineering concepts, and experience designing mechanical systems and products
  • Excellent math skills; ability to apply advanced mathematical principles and statistics to solve problems
  • Solid modeling design, experience using CAD software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD or similar
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability


  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Design expertise