Ongoing Manufacturing Sector Needs Bode Well for a Career in Machine Design
Without machinery that is accurately designed and assembled, manufacturers would face significant challenges with respect to meeting inventory and product demands from their distributors and from consumers at large. To state it mildly, manual production of goods and materials would severely hinder revenue streams, as it would be exceedingly difficult to meet buyer expectations with respect to product quantities, quality, and performance, not to mention delivery times, without the speed and precision of specialized equipment.
Thankfully, mechanization of the manufacturing process helps avoid such challenges and issues, provided that the machinery or mechanical systems operate at optimal efficiency. And this latter responsibility rests with machine designers, the individuals who create or alter the machinery and equipment that are fundamental to production methodologies.
Since machine design is a sub-specialty of mechanical engineering, individuals interested in pursuing such a career will need to begin by achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in the latter discipline; this provides a needed basis in mechanical engineering principals, in turn affording an opportunity to focus on an area of specialization within machine design.
As part of their Bachelor’s degree curriculum, candidates may participate in an internship program within their machine design specialty in order to gain pertinent work experience prior to seeking full-time employment; if an apprenticeship opportunity is not an option through the institution, it would be advisable to pursue this experience immediately upon graduation as a means of establishing a practical baseline for future employment.
In either scenario, an apprenticeship or internship opportunity will offer applied training in several important skill areas of machine design including but not limited to:
- Dimensional tolerancing
- Manufacture and assembly
- Complex engineering systems
- Robotics/autonomous robotics
- Computer-aided design or CAD
- Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
Upon the completion of their degree and an associated apprenticeship, a machine design candidate can elect to pursue post-graduate studies or look for a full-time entry-level job in the manufacturing sector. While master’s degrees and doctorates can commonly lead to research and development or senior management positions, some of the more popular careers for machine designers in general would include:
- Research and development
- Academia (teaching/research)
- Aviation and aerospace design
- Research project management
- Automation and robotics design
- Oceanographic equipment design
It is quite likely that current demands to deliver products that are better, smaller, faster, more durable, etc. will remain a major emphasis for the manufacturing sector. Thus the need to develop new or alternative machinery and mechanical systems will also continue to be a high priority; this bodes well for those with expertise and experience in the field of machine design, independent of their level of education.
Placement Agencies Offer Synergies for Those Seeking Machine Designer Roles
Whether one is seeking an apprenticeship opportunity, an entry-level job, or a change in career path, finding employment as a machine designer can often be a task that is easier said than done. However, rather than being discouraged by this landscape, individuals seeking such roles might want to consider the synergies and opportunities afforded by collaborating with the placement specialists from Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto.
Many employers with engineering staffing needs, including machine designer roles, often utilize the services of an agency like Winters Technical Staffing to conduct this recruiting on their behalf; this is seen as a more cost-effective and time-efficient means than using their own internal resources.
This too augurs well for job seekers, as it provides a more streamlined/focused approach to their search as well as direct access to job openings that are specific to their personal and professional interests. Potential job prospects for aspiring or experienced machine designers through Winters Technical Staffing would consist of:
- Non-advertised positions
- Pending employer expansions
- Immediately-available placements
- Full-time, part-time, contract, project-based
For over 40 years, Winters Technical Staffing has provided engineering staffing solutions, including the placement of entry-level and veteran machine designers, for employers in the manufacturing sector within and outside of Toronto and the GTA. Aligning their job search efforts with the resources and capabilities of the Winters Technical Staffing placement specialists can help those seeking machine designer careers in both targeting and expediting the process.
Contact Winters Today
Looking to enter or advance your career as a machine designer? Call the job placement specialists from Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to schedule a complimentary consultation on opportunities related to your goals and needs.