Senior mechanical engineers supervise the teams that develop and design different mechanical items such as tools, engines and machines. They supervise teams of scientists, researchers and other engineers, so they must be good leaders. In developing mechanical items, senior mechanical engineers must also determine what the impact will be on the environment of using the item; a product won't be allowed for legal use if it creates too much pollution. Senior mechanical engineers must also manage and fix any problems that might occur during development, manufacturing, testing and production. They must follow an item from its inception to through production and know everything about that item through every step. Another major duty of theirs is in creating timelines and budgets for products.
Senior 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.