Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.
Mechanical Engineer Tasks
Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.