Mechanical Engineers
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Mechanical engineers perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, aircraft, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Other duties:

  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

  • Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.

  • May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.

  • May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

  • 17-2141 Mechanical Engineers

  • 17-2011 Aerospace Engineers

Top Job Titles: Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer (Architecture and Engineering), Service Engineer, Designer Drafter, Maintenance Engineer (Architecture and Engineering), Aerospace Engineer, Piping Designer (Architecture and Engineering), Project Engineer (Architecture and Engineering), Facilities Engineer, Field Engineer (Architecture and Engineering)

Top Skills: Mechanical Engineering, AutoCAD, SolidWorks (CAD), Computer-Aided Design, Microsoft Office, Management, Leadership, Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, Research

Top Educational Programs: Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering; Electromechanical Engineering

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