Mechanical Engineer Jobs

Mechanical Engineer Job Overview

Mechanical engineering jobs are critical in technical industry companies, and they are often demanding, challenging and rewarding positions. These professionals may work in fields ranging from automotive and aeronautics to energy and more, with jobs available from entry-level to advanced positions across the country. Mechanical engineers may maintain or oversee others performing maintenance or operational work with a wide range of equipment. This may include repairing, maintaining or operating energy systems, engines and other machines. It may also include designing and planning for tools and other types of mechanical equipment.

Mechanical Engineer Education

The majority of mechanical engineer jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field such as electromechanical engineering, and job applicants are typically strong in areas related to math, science and physics. However, there are a small number of entry level positions available in the field that only require an associate’s degree or a high school diploma. For those professionals who wish to advance in their field or to obtain a managerial position, a master’s degree is often required. Some highly advanced positions require a PhD.

Mechanical Engineer Job Market

Nationally, in 2012 there were approximately 258,000 job openings for mechanical engineers, and this includes entry level to advanced or managerial positions in a wide range of business environments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, this figure is expected to increase to over 269,000 job openings in 2022. This represents growth in the number of available jobs by approximately 5 percent.

Mechanical Engineer Salaries

The salary for mechanical engineering jobs may vary based on a number of factors, including the location of the position, the job requirements, the experience and education level of the candidate, if the position requires travel and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, the median annual salary for mechanical engineers across the country was $80,580. The top-earning professionals in the country earned more than $120,000 per year.

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Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer Salary: $50k-$65k Contract or Direct Hire: Direct Hire SelectOne Search is the Right Choice for your career search Established manufacturing company in WNY is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team. This employee will be responsible for designing and analyzing standard and custom machine components and systems, such as shafts, fasteners, keys,...
Mechanical Controls Engineer Sebesta Inc. is an employee-owned, engineering-based consulting firm with an unwavering commitment to quality, reliability, effective communication and value-added solutions. Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with strategically located offices in Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Cedar Rapids, IA, Fargo, ND, Washington D.C., Sebesta Blomberg ranks as an ENR To...
Mechanical Engineer 3 A full-service engineering and design services provider, Sebesta promotes collaborative and sustainable facility solutions that ensure occupant comfort, improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, and optimize facility budgets. Through our people's expertise in all facets of building engineering, construction, we create brilliant facility solutions for all types of clients....
Scribner Associates isseeking a Part Time Mechanical Design Engineer to join our product development group. This multi-disciplined part time (10 to 15 hours per week) position, focused on new product development and sustaining engineering of existing products, requires strong technical, problem solving, and organizational skills. The candidate will have at least a two year track record of successf...
Montana Instruments, a growing high-tech Company in Bozeman Montana, is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer for our product development team. Responsibilities include designing Mechanical aspects of innovative new products from concept, through prototype, and transition to manufacturing. Individuals who enjoy taking challenging mechanical projects from start to finish, are motivated by chal...
RFA Engineering( is seeking several growth oriented entry level to experienced candidates to be part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in Dubuque, Iowa. You will work with our experienced engineering staff and our customer's staff to provide highly engineered, optimized designs of Construction and Forestry equipment using state of the art engineering tools. Our cust...
Job Summary: The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will design, analyze and troubleshoot new chemical delivery systems and other mechanical designs for a wide variety of industries, from concept to manufacturing release. Position will also review existing gas delivery designs, analyze, test and recommend design changes for cost reduction or performance enhancement. Requires close interaction with software,...
Talascend is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer for a contract to possible direct hire opportunity with our client located in New Orleans, LA. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for preparation of equipment and construction specifications, mechanical and piping drawing reviews, equipment selection and procurement, piping/pump hydraulics, pump and compressor sizing calculations and tank des...
Summary: Plans and oversees mechanical engineering projects, such as buildings, pipelines, material handling, power plants, boilers, digesters, turbine generators, steam, sewage and water supply systems. Reviews design documentation to include, but not limited to: Statements of Work, Specifications, drawings, sketches, calculations and building code references. May performs duties as mechanical pr...
Mechanical Engineer-WD30006961 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share...
Production Support Technician - Entry level Mechanical Engineer This is an entry level Engineer position, perfect for someone who just obtained their Mechanical Engineer degree. This is a 6+ month contract located in Erie, PA. Hourly pay rate $25.00 Role Summary/Purpose The Production Support Technician will support the fabrication of components and assembly of locomotives in the factory. In this...
CSI is looking for a Mechanical Engineer with 2-7 years of experience for a Fortune 500 company within the manufacturing environment. This position is located in Augusta, GA. The qualified will have a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 2 years of manufacturing exposure. The ideal candidate would have machine (not product design) as well as project management experience. Maint...
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a Mechanical Engineer (Production Equipment - PEQ) to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Houston, TX. We work with companies that offer environments for our employees to contribute, learn, and advance their career. We understand what is important to you and work to help you accomplish your career goals. Paladin offers excellent and...
Job Description: This Mechanical Engineer Position Features: ? Global Company ? Excellent Compensation Package ? Established Company ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for Mechanical Engineer seeking global company, excellent compensation package and established company. Auto Cad, excellent communication and strong Excel skills will be keys to success in this prestigious, dynamic, high tech organi...
Russ Hadick & Associates has partnered with a SW Ohio Company to find and qualify candidates for their ME Project Engineer position. This is a true product development position for the creative engineer who wants to be able to see products come to life and impact a variety of markets. The company is very stable, having seen 500% growth over the last 15 years including growth through 2008 - 2009. -...
Russ Hadick & Associates has partnered with a Columbus, Ohio area client to help them search and qualify candidates for a junior-level Mechanical Design Engineer position. This is an established company and tenured staff with strong mentorship. Some travel involved to support equipment installations. - Must have a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and 2+ years design experience of custom indust...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to work for a growing, entrepreneurial company? We seek a Senior Mechanical Engineer interested in a rewarding career in a fast-paced environment. This individual will ensure the client’s needs for custom test equipment are met or exceeded by leading the machine design process from concept to manufacturing. This is accomplished through understanding of the cli...
Company Confidential Richmond, VA
Are you ready to Fast-Track your Career? Looking for more than just a promise of advancement? As an Engineer with our client you get the whole package. A World Class company, great compensation, and a leadership development program focused on providing you with the knowledge, skills, and real world experience to ensure your success. Our client is a leading international manufacturer and supplier o...
Company Confidential Greensboro, NC
Are you ready to Fast-Track your Career? Looking for more than just a promise of advancement? As an Engineer with our client you get the whole package. A World Class company, great compensation, and a leadership development program focused on providing you with the knowledge, skills, and real world experience to ensure your success. Our client is a leading international manufacturer and supplier o...
Resume to: ***** Sr. Mechanical Engineer – Kent WA. Products: Aviation and Aerospace connectors and cable assemblies Muti-Plant manufacture is seeking an experienced electrical interconnect design engineer with a proven track record of innovative connector and strain relief designs in the military and commercial aerospace arena. Successful candidate must have a minimum of thr...
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