Machine Designer is a Viable Career Option within the Manufacturing Sector
It is well-accepted that machinery/mechanical systems play integral roles in virtually all types of manufacturing or production processes. Without such equipment, regardless of its size, method of operation, or level of sophistication, there would be little in the way of goods today that could be produced with the volume, precision, performance, or time-to-market that is expected by suppliers and consumers alike.
While the vast majority of end-users are simply concerned with the finished product, and perhaps rightly so, someone has to pay particular attention to the machines themselves; without properly designed and constructed machinery in the first place, the rest is moot. And that responsibility falls to machine designers, individuals who develop or redevelop mechanical systems/equipment in order to provide optimal manufacturing performance.
Individuals interested in a career as a machine designer should be aware that this area of specialization is actually a sub-discipline in the field of mechanical engineering. As a result, the minimum entry-level requirement from an educational perspective would be a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, which will likely include the study of basic mechanical engineering principles before mapping a course specific to the study of machine design.
It would also be helpful to enroll in a post-secondary program that includes co-operative studies and/or apprenticeship requirements, as a means of acquiring some relevant work experience before seeking employment upon graduation. Such opportunities can provide familiarity and practical skills within such aspects of machine design as:
- Computer-aided design (CAD)
- Dimensioning and tolerancing
- Complex engineering systems
- Robotics and autonomous robotics
- Safety analysis and risk assessment
- Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
Upon achieving their B.Sc. in mechanical engineering, machine designers can choose to further their education through post-graduate studies or apply for entry-level jobs within the manufacturing/production sector. Independent of the level of study, candidates can seek employment in a wide variety of industries, including but certainly not limited to:
In order to remain competitive and profitable in their respective markets, manufacturers will consistently need the skills and expertise of machine designers to develop new parts or equipment and/or to redesign existing machinery. As a result, pursuing a career in machine design could be a viable option for those who are intrigued by such challenges.
Manufacturers Often Look to Placement Agencies to Fill Machine Designer Roles
As many job seekers are undoubtedly aware, looking for new employment opportunities can be a challenging, time-consuming, and at times frustrating process. This applies not only to individuals entering the workforce for the first time but also to those who possess some experience in their target field or industry; and unfortunately, machine designers are not immune to such scenarios.
Sometimes, these circumstances may be the result of looking for a new job while already gainfully employed full-time; in other cases, machine designer job opportunities may not be widely advertised or even publicized at all. To help overcome these and similar types of job-hunting obstacles, individuals may want to capitalize on the services provided by a professional staffing or placement agency like Winters Technical Staffing.
Because a recruiting effort, in its own right, can be time-consuming and cost-prohibitive for many employers, they will enlist the services of an agency to spearhead the process on their behalf. As a result, placement agency personnel will have knowledge of/access to a wider range of job opportunities than candidates conducting searches on their own.
Such job prospects would consist of:
- Apprenticeship opportunities
- Hiring needs on a wider/national basis
- Immediately-available job opportunities
- Employer expansion plans/projected staffing needs
- Non-advertised positions in a specific areas of interest
- Flexible options – full- or part-time, contract, project-based
For more than 40 years, Winters Technical Staffing has been providing staffing solutions, including the recruitment of machine designers, for the manufacturing sector within and outside of the Toronto area. By aligning their job search efforts with the resources and expertise of Winters Technical Staffing, those seeking employment as machine designers can focus their search efforts more effectively and possibly expedite the process as well.
Contact Winters Today
Looking to launch or further your career as a machine designer? Call the job placement professionals from Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to arrange a complimentary consultation on your career goals and related opportunities.