Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary

Responsible for designing and developing engines, machines, and other mechanical devices and processes. Tests tools, oversees the manufacturing process, and corrects malfunctioning equipment.

Primary responsibilities

  • Research tools, machinery, and mechanical devices.
  • Design and develop machinery, tools, and mechanical devises to be used in a variety of industries.
  • Work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines.
  • Design tools for other engineers.
  • Develop new theories and methods.
  • Design machines that use energy including air conditioners, power saws, elevators, and printing presses.
  • Determine needs of the user.
  • Supervise production.
  • Address physical problems of building machinery.
  • Supervise installation of equipment.
  • Maintain engines.
  • Work alongside traditional manufacturers, agricultural producers or emerging companies involved in biotechnology, nanotechnology and materials science.
  • Oversee the installation, operation and repair of heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
  • Research and develop medical products such as pacemakers.
  • Improve production processes in large oil refineries.
  • Made sure a product can withstand the test of time and use.
  • Build prototypes.
  • Estimate budget and scope of project.

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