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What is involved in the daily work life as a mechanical engineer?

Will be going for this degree but would like a simple answer as to typical job aspects. #working

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Carol’s Answer

Hi Kathryn

While I have not recruited specifically for Mechanical engineering positions, I have found that the best way to find out about any career is to go online and ask. I used Google. Here is what I found. If you look at multiple sites look for consistencies in what they say.

Hope this helps. Feel free to reach back out.

Carol

Mechanical Engineers 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.

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Evan’s Answer

Hi Kathryn,

A Mechanical Engineering degree allows you to go into many different industries and positions that will have different day to day work. You may be designing equipment or products, creating and analyzing computer models, reviewing and validating documentation to qualify equipment, or many other things. In most positions you will be working as a member of a team, often with team members of different engineering disciplines. Regardless of what industry you are in, your work (whether that be a design, drawing, report, etc.) will usually go through a rigorous review process. You will often have to present your ideas and thought-processes to your peers and/or your boss. In any engineering job, it is important to have good technical knowledge and problem-solving skills, but you also need to be able to communicate clearly and explain your rationale for why you made a particular decision.

Overall, it's hard to say what your day-to-day will look like without knowing what industry or what kind of role you'll be in, but the things I've listed here should be pretty universal. Hope this helps!

Evan recommends the following next steps:

Think about what field you'd like to work in (medical, aerospace, automotive, etc.)
Think about what kind of role you'd enjoy (design, analysis, manufacturing, quality, etc.)
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Janette’s Answer

Hi Kathryn,

The job of a Mechanical Engineer could be different depending of the company you work. Normally, they have to plan, analyzed, validate equipment. It is a very hands on job. Work with machines, excel, a lot of different programs.

Is very important to focus on what you like as Mechanical Engineer and be open to learn thing that as engineer was not in your mind. World is changing and that bring new ways to do things.

Janette
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