CV Drop Timesheets
16th March 2023

What Does it Take to Get a Mechanical Design Engineer Career?

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical design engineers are in high demand, as they play an important part in many different engineering sectors.

What are Mechanical Design Engineer responsibilities?

The primary responsibility of the product design engineers is to create new products and designs and revise existing ones, providing installation support by writing technical operation documentation.

• Producing a variety of system, sub assembly and general arrangement drawings using 2D CAD or 3D Inventor.
• Consider design for manufacturing principles on both new and existing product lines.
• Producing pipe and instrumentation diagrams and BoM’s to support project execution.
• Maintaining technical construction files and liaise with project managers to ensure all issues are closed swiftly.
• Maintaining drawings to the correct issue, ensuring amendments are carried out and managed effectively.
• Identify parts for use on equipment, ensuring parts are selected from the list of approved products where possible.
• Maintain technical file structures and systems to ISO and company standards.
• Provide design support to Manufacturing, R&D and sales.

What skills do they need?

  • Excellent technical skills, including computer-aid design experience
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Interpersonal and teamworking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commercial awareness.

Mechanical Design Engineer requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer.
  • Proficiency with engineering design programs such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Rhino.
  • Sound knowledge of design and engineering principles and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Attentive to detail and critically minded.
  • FEA experience.
  • The ability to stay abreast of advancements in technology and engineering design trends.

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