Principal mechanical engineers are responsible for providing effective mechanical solutions to company equipment. They are in charge of fixing industrial machinery that is needed for production. In addition, they also maintain parts, as well as an accurate inventory of production accessories. They take a leadership role in servicing equipment and supervise work performance of other engineers. Most of the time, principal mechanical engineers are on the production floor making sure all company machinery is working up to standards. They also follow strict safety conditions and use safety goggles and steel toe boots to avoid accidents. Principal mechanical engineers assist in the correction of manufacturing issues and design problems. They also help with other servicing activities such as procedure development and analysis methods.
Principal mechanical engineers must have proven leadership skills and be able to motivate other employees to increase repair efficiency. They also must create excellent maintenance strategies and communicate effectively with other engineers and create performance reviews. They process support tickets and order new parts, as well as develop working relationships with clients and outside vendors. They also manage other programmatic issues and find solutions promptly.
A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is needed for this position. In addition, several years of experience in a comparable position are required. Safety and mechanical certifications are helpful.
Principal Mechanical Engineer Tasks
Manage time and cost to complete projects.
Research design and make decisions based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
Manage all aspects Mechanical Engineering projects from beginning phases until completion.