Mechanical Engineers


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.
Also called: Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Bentley MicroStation
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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