mechanical engineer jobs

mechanical engineer jobs

With your specialized skill, the second largest engineering occupation, you design, develop, build and test mechanical systems and devises, including tools, engines and machines. You may design power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment. As a Mechanical Engineer, you work on mechanical systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing.

You’re employed mostly in engineering services, research and development, and manufacturing industries, and in both private and public sectors. Your role can also be found in general-purpose machinery manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, management of other companies and testing laboratories.

Your work environment is generally a professional office setting, however you may visit work sites from time to time. Yours is a full-time role, with many occasions calling for you to work extra hours and weekends.

mechanical engineering jobs

mechanical engineer job description

In the course of your workday, you may:

  • research feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems
  • plan and manage projects and prepare cost and time estimates
  • design power planes
  • supervise and inspect installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at constructions sites or industrial facilities
  • investigate mechanical failures or maintenance problems
  • prepare documents and tenders for future work

future possibilities

As a Mechanical Engineer, you can look forward to promotion to Project Management and high-level engineering roles. Employment opportunities for you are generally good, as the industries that most often employ you are thriving in the current economy and with the state of today’s construction industry.

required skills

A successful Mechanical Engineer needs:

  • to be flexible and creative
  • the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team 
  • problem solving and analytic skills
  • strong computer and technology skills
  • good communication skills

training

A university degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related Engineering discipline is required as a first step to a successful career. Some employers require a post-graduate degree. Because Engineering is a regulated profession in Canada, you need to be properly licensed. An Engineer license indicates that all requirements around education, supervised work experience, training, language and character have been met and that a Professional Practice Examination has successfully been completed.

If you’re a Mechanical Engineer looking for a career or a new challenge, Randstad can help. Contact us to find a position that fits!

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