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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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Duties Project engineering responsibilities requiring technical cognizance of nuclear plant components (e.g., pressure vessels, valves, pumps, heat exchangers). Functions encompass the following: review and approval of supplier designs, specification preparation, technical negotiations and purchase order placement, establishment of component testing requirements, engineer follow through component...
Staff Mechanical Engineer Provide technical leadership, system design and development of a marine automated material handling system. Seeking an engineer with experience integrating complex hydraulic and electric material handling equipment, including but not limited to, marine winches, cranes, conveyors, material tracking systems, special built for purpose automation appliances and robotics. Duti...
Company Confidential Boothwyn, PA, 19061
Position Summary: The Mechanical Engineer (ME) applies the knowledge of engineering principles to design curtainwall systems and components. The ME develops and refines processes within all departments including design and engineering, manufacturing, and field installation. The ME provides building physics support (thermal, acoustic, etc.) through specification review and analysis. The ME uses exp...
Exciting opportunity for a talented mechanical engineer to become an important member of a fast-paced, young and ambitious team at the forefront of the LED lighting revolution. Great chance to develop skills in both manufacturing and business and work with some very talented, and friendly, people. Ideal position for new college graduate or someone with 1-3 years experience. Responsibilities: You w...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Mechanical Engineer-Sustaining in Phoenix, AZ. Duties: Provide mechanical design support for existing products as well as design modifications as required by the customer base. Responsible for all aspects of design projects including mechanical design, test procedures/reports, creation of prototypes, creation and updates of procedures Provide immediate res...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is searching for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to fill the need for a Sustaining Mechanical Engineer in Tempe, AZ. This position is responsible for projects addressing the Company's strategy process; mechanical design of existing product; transitioning new products into mfg from development engineering; solving manufacturing design and process problems, withi...
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply MEP Software Engineer Des Moines, IA; Urbandale, IA Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply MEP Software Engineer Des Moines, IA; Urbandale, IA Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details Our organization is at the forefront of building information modeling, and we are seeking an MEP Engineer to join our te...
Position: Mechanical Engineer Location: Engineering Services - Victaulic Corporate Headquarters- Easton, PA Reports to: Manager of Engineering Services *FULL RELOCATION BENEFITS ARE OFFERED FOR THIS POSITION* This position would work in Victaulic Corporate Headquarters Engineering Services Group. This person will interact with Sales, Sales Management, Executive Management and Victaulic Customers....
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 performing structu...
Job ID EPMPS-10041427 Emerson Company Rosemount Country United States State/Province Minnesota City Chanhassen Publish Start Date Jun 25 2014 Job Level None Specified Job Description The Mechanical Design Engineer shall be responsible, as a member of a project design team, to realize a product design that meets all product specifications of the Specification of Requirements (SOR). The designer mus...
Job ID EPMPS-10041407 Emerson Company Rosemount Country United States State/Province Minnesota City Chanhassen Publish Start Date Jun 17 2014 Job Level None Specified Job Description Mechanical design engineer in the Wireless product design engineering group responsible to recommend, manage, and lead development of technologies, products, and processes to meet quality, performance, cost and schedu...
Job ID EPM-00006145 Emerson Company Valve Automation Country United States State/Province Texas City Houston Publish Start Date Dec 12 2013 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Engineering Manager, this Senior Engineer is responsible for leading electric actuator development projects, derivative platforms, major cost reduction p...
Job ID ENP-00004008 Emerson Company Energy Systems Country United States State/Province Ohio City Lorain Publish Start Date Jun 25 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems North America has an immediate opening for a System Mechanical Engineer located in its Lorain, Ohio facility. Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America is a leadin...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descripti...
Lead Mechanical HVAC Engineer - Executive Level A well respected and highly visible MEP consulting firm with locations throughout the country has an immediate need for an Executive Level Mechanical Engineer in the Princeton, NJ area. The ideal individual for this opportunity should have 10+ years of Mechanical HVAC Engineering experience for a variety of building systems, specifically with Hospita...
Position requires a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree with experience in commercial design and standard documentation practices, as well as designing test equipment to verify new and legacy designs. Additionally, all candidates should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to Work effectively and professionally with others. Mechanical Engineer candidates sho...
Job Description : Permanent position for a Mechanical Engineer for manufacturing and machining in a close tolerance, job shop machining environment. Machining of steel and aluminum (metal cutting, print reading, GD&T, machine selection, CNC programming, fixture design). Machining Processes (CNC/manual - milling, lathe, grinding, wire EDM, drilling, deburring). Tooling (selection, speeds, feeds, de...
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Mechanical / HVAC Engineer My client is one of the premiere MEP firms in the United States and also an international entity. Their focus consists of a variety of high end Commercial spaces, Universities, Hospitals, Laboratories, Libraries, Multi-Use Facilities and Recreational Centers all over the country and world. In the last 20 years they have grown progressively and currently have an establish...
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