Throughout the manufacturing and production industries, there is some dependence on a form/type of mechanical system or systems in order to achieve the desired result or end product. In general, these mechanical systems are expected to provide optimal and precise outcomes, with minimal downtime or maintenance, and those responsible for the manufacturing and production processes will dedicate a considerable amount of time and effort to ensure such overall performance.
However, what may be overlooked in addressing the daily pressures of productivity and delivering results is the fact that someone has to design and develop these mechanical systems in the first place; this responsibility primary lies within the hands of mechanical engineers or designers.
In a more defined sense, mechanical engineers are tasked with delivering efficient and cost-effective solutions for the development of processes or products; project work can range from small- or micro-component designs to larger-scale equipment, power plants, and transportation vehicles. This could include the design of new machinery and/or the redevelopment or refinement of existing products and technologies.
In fact, mechanical engineering is frequently considered to be one of the oldest and most broad sub-disciplines in the field of engineering. As a result, employment opportunities can be wide-ranging for mechanical engineers/designers and will include such sectors as:
- Medical Devices
- Power Generation
To entertain a career as a mechanical engineer, candidates will need a bachelor’s degree in this field. Areas of studies should include a concentration on these subjects:
- Mechanical Design
- Engineering Technology
- Production and Processing
- Computers and Electronics
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
- Mathematics (all major branches)
In terms of specific responsibilities for the role of mechanical engineer or designer, some examples might include:
- Developing, testing, and evaluating prototypes
- Planning and designing new production methods
- Monitoring and commissioning plants and systems
- Assessing processes with respect to time, cost, and safety
- Recommending changes or refinements to existing processes
- Application of mathematical models or computer-aided design
The work environment for a mechanical engineer or designer will primarily consist of an office-based setting, with regular visits to manufacturing and production facilities, plants and factories, construction sites, and custom workshops, depending on their specific field of employment.
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Individuals seeking a mechanical engineer career or those looking to advance an existing career path may find it beneficial to coordinate their job search efforts with a placement consultant from Winters Technical Staffing. Capitalizing on the knowledge and resources available through these consultants, especially due to their experience and specialization in placing candidates within the engineering discipline, can provide access to such vitally important assets as:
- Resume development
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- Streamlined search times
- Non-advertised job postings
- Apprenticeship opportunities
- Targeted searches by industry
- And much more …
Winters Technical Staffing has been successfully satisfying engineering-related staffing needs for more than 40 years. During that time, the consultants from Winters Technical Staffing have developed and maintained strong working relationships with employers in the engineering sector, and are often called upon to find and recruit qualified mechanical engineers in lieu of internal employer-driven recruiting efforts.
In turn, benefits such as those described above can present job searchers with a wider range of employment opportunities and perhaps enhance the probability of securing a desired position.
For additional information on the specialization of Winters Technical Staffing relative to the engineering field, including placement options for mechanical engineers, please visit our Industry Specialties page.
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