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.
Entry Level: $31.21/hr
Growth for Mechanical Engineers
|Industry||Occupations Jobs in Industry (2018)||% Occupation in Industry (2018)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing||302||41%||9.6%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||61||8.3%||2.5%
|Machine Tool Manufacturing||41||5.6%||9.6%
|Industrial Mold Manufacturing||36||4.8%||9.7%
Industries Employing Mechanical Engineers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)||% of Occupation in Industry (2018)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||125||11.4%||.7%
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing||79||7.2%||2.5%
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)||55||5%||2.4%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||43||3.9%||1.8%
- Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
- Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
- Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
- Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
- Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.