MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

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Salary: $60,000 – $141,000

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.

Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.

Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.

Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.

Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.

*This list of tasks does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

*This list of skills does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

*This list of knowledge does not encompass all knowledge that may be applicable to this job.

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