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You might hire a mechanical engineer to:

  • Analyze mechanical problems to determine how mechanical devices might help solve them
  • Evaluate mechanical designs for potential flaws and offer modifications to eliminate potential problems

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects, using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards

  • Be hands-on during the testing, troubleshooting, and assembly of prototype designs

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Working knowledge of core engineering concepts, including mechanics, materials science, and thermodynamics
Master’s degree in mechanical engineering relevant to country of employment
Strong ability to work with computer-aided design systems
Previous experience with product development and the entirety of the product lifecycle
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Appropriate licensure by regulatory body in employment country and locale