• Mechanical Engineers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices such as tools, engines, machines, and heating systems. They may also oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment like gas, water, and steam systems.

What do they typically do

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve them
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for devices
  • Collaborate with engineers or others about operating procedures, fixing a system, or providing technical information
  • Investigate equipment problems to diagnose faulty operations and to make recommendations to maintenance crew
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports

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Job Growth +1.2%
Job Opening 642

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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