If a young child was asked to describe the job of an engineer, they might say that this is the person who drives a train (perhaps more likely stated as a ‘choo-choo’). It may not be until many years later, perhaps about the time that high school students start looking at post-secondary options, that the scope and importance of engineering jobs may become a realization.
In fact, there are several areas of specialization for those wishing to pursue a career in engineering. Part of this pursuit is often supported by engineering staffing agencies, such as Winters Technical Staffing, who can assist graduates in finding jobs within disciplines that include, but are not limited to:
- Aerospace engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
For the purposes of this discussion, mechanical engineering will be the focus of attention.
In a basic sense, mechanical engineers are primarily concerned with the manufacturing, development, and maintenance of various mechanical systems such as:
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- Fire/smoke detection; sprinkler systems
- Turbines, motors, and engines
- Elevators and other lifting devices
- Systems driven by belts, chains, pulleys
With this elementary definition in place, the question that may naturally follow would be:
“What do mechanical engineering jobs entail on a daily basis?”
On a given day, mechanical engineers may allocate their time and activities, albeit not equally, across four primary functions or dimensions:
- Problem Solving
Depending on the specific types of projects, the primary responsibilities of their jobs, and the demands of the day, mechanical engineers can devote their efforts and energies to one or more of the following tasks:
- Designing their own projects and forecasting costs, timelines, etc.
- Reviewing and approving other project designs and cost estimates
- Researching the viability and practicality of various system designs
- Analysing the forces and vibrations of mechanical systems
- Supervising and inspecting on-site installations or modifications
- Supervising other engineers, technicians, and technologists
- Developing maintenance standards and schedules
- New project planning and project management
- Participating in job-related skills and safety training sessions
- Technical report writing – design specifications, safety codes
It should be most apparent that mechanical engineers have wide-ranging and critically important responsibilities in the design, operation, and maintenance of systems that can impact and/or improve the everyday lives of the general public. Mechanical engineers with sound work experience and skill sets are valued and valuable assets to employers as well – for these reasons, employers will call upon engineering staffing agencies in Toronto when they are in need of such experience and skills for their companies.
Propel Your Career Via One Of Toronto’s Leading Engineering Staffing Agencies
For new graduates entering the workforce or experienced engineers seeking new jobs, using Winters Technical Staffing may provide the best opportunities to achieve their goals.
We can assist candidates in positioning themselves for success by offering guidance with respect to:
- Defining career goals
- Charting a career path
- Highlighting unique strengths
- Preparing for interviews
- Refining/addressing skill gaps
Furthermore, we provide the following services or assets to those seeking engineering jobs:
- Resume development
- Free access to job postings
- Access to jobs not posted publicly
- Strong networking with hiring managers
- Nationwide coverage (if relocation is an option)
Contact Winters Today
If you are looking to begin or revitalize your career in mechanical engineering, you may benefit from working with one of Toronto’s most experienced and successful engineering staffing agencies. Call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation.