Profession mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineers research, plan and design mechanical products and systems and supervise the fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of systems and products. They research and analyse data.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

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  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.


  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

Optional knowledge and skills

use cam software create autocad drawings project management design thermal requirements monitor manufacturing quality standards manage electricity transmission system re-assemble engines manufacture medical devices use thermal management provide advice to technicians microelectromechanical systems provide training assemble mechatronic units monitor electric generators maintain electrical equipment optoelectronics robotic components pneumatics legislation in agriculture follow safety standards in industrial contexts test procedures in electricity transmission coordinate fire fighting cybernetics control engineering lubricate engines ensure compliance with environmental legislation plan manufacturing processes biomedical techniques work in outdoor conditions automation technology mathematics provide cost benefit analysis reports design thermal equipment control production design engineering components use cad software operate control systems create software design computational fluid dynamics wear appropriate protective gear create technical plans manage engine-room resources design prototypes engine components ensure vessel compliance with regulations international regulations for preventing collisions at sea advise on irrigation projects report test findings transmission towers communicate with customers ensure safety in electrical power operations operate electronic measuring instruments firmware electromechanics irrigation systems test mechatronic units quality standards maintain shipboard machinery fisheries management record test data perform data analysis install automation components analyse production processes for improvement use maritime english draft bill of materials use thermal analysis develop software prototype ship related legislative requirements maintain robotic equipment perform resource planning interpret technical requirements stealth technology operate precision machinery use testing equipment report analysis results operate life-saving appliances inspect facility sites health informatics develop mechatronic test procedures computer engineering biotechnology apply technical communication skills liaise with engineers develop product design advise architects reverse engineering operate marine machinery systems determine production capacity mechanics of motor vehicles install circuit breakers electricity principles manage the operation of propulsion plant machinery develop strategies for electricity contingencies conduct performance tests thermal materials perform project management design ventilation network electrical power safety regulations electricity market prevent fires on board inspect overhead power lines test medical devices analyse stress resistance of products microprocessors manage ship emergency plans develop medical device test procedures build business relationships design electric power systems oversee construction project set up automotive robot perform small vessel safety procedures create solutions to problems create a product's virtual model install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration ducts fishing vessels quality and cycle time optimisation hydraulics ventilation systems civil engineering product data management blueprints electrical discharge design principles use technical documentation heat transfer processes use a computer apply medical first aid on board ship refrigerants bicycle mechanics train employees prepare assembly drawings repair medical devices electrical engineering manipulate medical devices materials radiation protection micromechatronic engineering biology inspect underground power cables medical devices replace machines components of air conditioning systems model medical devices conduct quality control analysis extinguish fires repair engines fire-fighting systems work in a fishery team develop electronic test procedures ensure compliance with safety legislation electricity consumption follow company standards multimedia systems assess financial viability install mechatronic equipment ict software specifications mechanics of vessels operate ship propulsion system mechanics of trains survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment aerodynamics industrial heating systems international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships execute analytical mathematical calculations environmental legislation apply advanced manufacturing adjust voltage fluid mechanics draft design specifications quality of fish products scientific research methodology define technical requirements monitor production developments make electrical calculations radiation physics in healthcare develop electricity distribution schedule electric current supervise electricity distribution operations simulate mechatronic design concepts risks associated with undertaking fishing operations manufacturing processes human anatomy evaluate engine performance electric generators medical device test procedures analytical methods in biomedical sciences research improvement of crop yields analyse test data maintain control systems for automated equipment hydraulic fluid mechatronics operate ship rescue machinery read standard blueprints cad software define manufacturing quality criteria interpret 2d plans design drawings gather technical information maintain agricultural machinery production processes design medical devices aircraft mechanics manage supplies determine production feasibility calibrate mechatronic instruments monitor automated machines respond to electrical power contingencies prepare production prototypes solder electronics guidance, navigation and control biomedical science conduct literature research maintain safe engineering watches coordinate engineering teams global maritime distress and safety system debug software disassemble engines manage workflow processes physics assessment of risks and threats troubleshoot install heating furnace medical devices materials power engineering thermodynamics perform test run assess environmental impact design firmware read engineering drawings provide advice to farmers wear cleanroom suit types of containers domestic heating systems heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration parts design automation components assemble robots operate scientific measuring equipment technical terminology material mechanics communicate using the global maritime distress and safety system execute feasibility study program firmware install heating boiler advise on pollution prevention use tools for construction and repair industrial engineering robotics develop agricultural policies pollution prevention operation of different engines fisheries legislation precision mechanics medical device regulations pollution at sea prevention use precision tools pollution legislation principles of mechanical engineering examine engineering principles keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes operate pumping systems inspect engine rooms use computer-aided engineering systems ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule lead a team in fishery services diagnostic radiology synthetic natural environment manage engineering project safety engineering provide technical documentation cae software biomedical engineering interpret 3d plans oversee quality control 3d modelling agricultural production principles set up the controller of a machine ensure equipment cooling install transport equipment engines medical imaging technology maintain electronic equipment write routine reports conduct training on biomedical equipment electronics telecommunications engineering perform small vessel safety measures swim