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 ID EIA-00001345 Emerson Company Kato Engineering Country United States State/Province Minnesota City Mankato Publish Start Date May 6 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Position Objective Kato Engineering, a global generator and motor manufacturer located in Mankato, MN, is seeking an Analyst-FEA (Finite Element Analysis). This person is responsible for performin...
Design Group Facility Solutions is a wholly-owned and professionally licensed subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, a leading packaging, process design, and automation firm providing engineering and technology services to the world’s leading companies, through the efforts of over 800 engineers, project managers, and engineering technology specialists. We are focused on providing our profess...
Our client in South Orange County is looking for Mechanical Engineers with new product design experience. Focus on designing machines from concept to production. Rate is dependent on experience. Responsibilities for the Mechanical Engineer Design mechanical systems that are to be used as automation tools in a high production environment. Capable of designing custom tooling from sketches or verb...
Albemarle Corp Pasadena, TX, 77503
Job/Position Responsibilities: The Mechanical Excellence Engineer provides engineering services to both the Production and Services Departments to continuously improve and optimize the use of mechanical systems and equipment, as well as the work practices used in maintaining that equipment. All efforts in this arena should be focused on improving long-term reliability and preserving the safety of...
This position is located in our PA, Philadelphia facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Conducts research, development, test, evaluation, fleet support and in-service engineering in support of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems for surface and undersea naval vehicles and logistics in support of US Navy-Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist Sen...
This position is located in our PA, Philadelphia facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Conducts research, development, test, evaluation, fleet support and in-service engineering in support of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems for surface and undersea naval vehicles and logistics in support of US Navy-Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist Sen...
We have an immediate need for a Mechanical Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1....
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer Reports To: Engineering Manager Location: Davenport, Iowa Compensation: $75,000 to $85,000 Benefits: Full Benefits Package Relocation Package About our Client: Our client is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of polyolefin shrink films used to wrap food and consumer goods. Today, the company has over 300 employees and is enjoying rapid growth under rece...
SpineFrontier is making an impact are you interested in being a part of the next big thing? What is your opportunity? SpineFrontier is positioned to radically change spine surgery and healthcare delivery as we see it today. We have experienced steady growth since inception and are ready to accelerate this trajectory toward a potential exit in 3-5 years. We are looking for the best people committ...
Our client is growing and they need to add another Mechanical Engineer to their staff. They develop industrial equipment with significant HVAC systems incorporated into them. They sell world-wide. This engineer must be experienced in the development of OEM equipment and not only parts. They are located near Eau Claire area, about 2 hours from the Twin Cities. It is a great place to raise a family....
Are you an experienced sr. level Engineer looking to take your career to the next level? Do you enjoy R&D? Are you looking to become part of an established and dynamic organization? Manpower is seeking a Mechanical Engineer in the Albany, NY area. The Mechanical Engineer will be a key player in the development and design of components for our client's current and future products. Responsibilities...
Description: · Participate on cross functional team as a representative of R&D’s continuous engineering group. · Provide technical expertise and guidance to cross functional team and/or suppliers as required. · Under the guidance of engineering manager and senior engineering peers, understand and complete engineering analysis to ensure adequate performance, quality and reliability of the produc...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
We’re excited to partner with a 38-year old, $100 mil. manufacturer of consumable products and light industrial machinery in seeking a Mechanical Engineer. This company tripled in revenue since 2001. They continuously gain market share at a fast pace. If you're strong with machine and assembly design, and want a great long-term career, read on. Duties: Mechanical design of simple to complex equip...
Lead Mechanical Engineer Shale Gas and Pipeline Industry Pittsburgh Office Orbital Engineering has provided worldwide professional engineering and consulting services since 1969. Our commitment to quality, responsiveness, and attention to detail has earned us the reputation as a leading provider of engineering and design services. Over the years, we've broadened both our scope and client list a...
This position is for a Mechanical Engineer in the Reactor Servicing Systems Department at BMPC which is located in West Mifflin Pennsylvania. The successful candidate will be responsible for design, development, implementation, and continued used of mechanical equipment for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Daily work functions will be varied and will typically include design analysis and docu...
This position is responsible for analyzing and developing mechanical engineering solutions for gas turbine inlet air cooling and heating technologies. Essential functions include: Design and develop technical sales proposals for gas turbine filtration systems. Design and engineer fluid systems and hydraulics. Address shop related fabrications problems related to form, fit and functionality. Pr...
As a member of a work team, provide imaginative, practical and thorough mechanical engineering designs and analysis to support new product development and ongoing production. Create solutions to a broad range of technical problems using a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the field plus a working knowledge of related disciplines. Job Responsibilities: Responsible for mech...
As a member of a work team, provide imaginative, practical and thorough mechanical engineering designs and analysis to support new product development and ongoing production. Create solutions to a broad range of technical problems using a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the field plus a working knowledge of related disciplines. Essential Functions: Responsible for mecha...
Company Confidential Elk Grove, IL
Researches, plans, and designs mechanical and electromechanical products and systems, and directs and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems by performing the following duties. Perform mechanical engineer assignments of varying degrees of complexity under direction and supervision wit...

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Mechanical Engineer

Salaries

$45,000.00 - $91,670.00
Typical Salary for Mechanical Engineer
(2443 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
68.8%
Master's
23.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
2.6%
Associates
2.2%
(1578 Respondents)
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