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Mechanical Engineer

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.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-3831

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

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Related Job Titles

Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 17-2141.00

O*NET Summary
  • $90,160 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 19,200 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • 3-4% Projected growth (average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — MAYA Nastran; Minitab; ReliaSoft Weibull++ 6; The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk Revit; Bentley MicroStation; Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
  • Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic; Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications VBA; National Instruments LabVIEW; Verilog
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Microsoft Visio; SmugMug Flickr; Trimble SketchUp Pro

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