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Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

£42,979

Median Salary

New workers start around £26,562. Normal pay is £42,979 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £63,536.

Daily Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery.
  • Determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture.
  • Undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies

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