Assistant chief mechanical engineers are responsible for managing the daily operations of a team of engineers; they work in a variety of environments, but primarily in factories. These engineers should be experts within their fields and have maintained a master’s degree in engineering, technology, or mechanics. This position requires a deal of experience within the field, and he/she will typically work in an office during traditional business hours.
An assistant chief mechanical engineer will have a great number of responsibilities, including: reading and interpreting blueprints and technical drawings; conferring with chief mechanical engineers regarding operating procedures; resolving malfunctions; researching customer design proposals; analyzing specifications; researching mechanical products; investigating equipment failures; diagnosing mechanical operations; providing feedback to other engineers regarding customer needs and problems; assisting in the development of structural designs; overseeing the installation and maintenance of machines and equipment; determining engineering requirements; verification of engineering applications; conducting routine tests and inspections; analyzing models and stimulations; ensuring compliance of work to codes and regulations; preparation of permit applications; preparing and implementing guidelines regarding methods and procedures; ensuring proper function of analytical equipment; maintaining inventory of stock; preparing engineering reports; and maintaining their company's reputation by ensuring quality service in every way possible.
This person should exhibit extensive leadership skills and be able to take direction well from the chief mechanical engineer, and strong attention to detail is required.