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Sample mechanical engineer job description

We’re looking for an experienced mechanical engineer to join our organization, which prides itself on offering innovative mechanical solutions to everyday problems. While serving as mentor to the production teams, the mechanical engineer will engage in rigorous design and analysis processes using the most up-to-date technologies and software. The ideal candidate will have experience with an entire product lifecycle, ushering mechanical solutions from research and design to implementation.

Objectives of this role

  • Analyze mechanical problems and produce innovative solutions using multiple fabrication and material methods, including injection molding, aluminum castings, machined parts, and sheet metal
  • Oversee product development from design to implementation, monitoring status of all assignments and reporting to senior managers on progress
  • Evaluate mechanical designs for potential flaws and offer modifications to eliminate them  
  • Comply with all national and local regulations and maintain organizational values and standards


  • Work on projects to sustain a product, involving replacement or redesign of obsolete components, product improvement features, cost reductions, manufacturing support, and field complaints
  • Prepare assembly or product layout and detailed drawings, and participate in building of prototype product or system
  • Provide tolerance analyses, apply GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), conduct stress–strain analyses, develop reliability testing procedures, and generate design verification reports
  • Design methods for testing product capabilities and troubleshooting mechanical or structural flaws
  • Ensure that design testing, implementation, and maintenance processes are executed according to company quality standards
  • Participate in regularly scheduled department meetings to report on project status, prepare and give design presentations, and mentor junior engineers

Required skills and qualifications

  • Four or more years of experience as leader of design and production teams
  • Working knowledge of core engineering concepts, including mechanics, materials science, and thermodynamics
  • Working knowledge of analysis tools, such as Ansys and Pro/Mechanica
  • Proven success in product development and the entirety of a product lifecycle
  • Strong ability with computer-aided systems, such as CAD, CAM, and CAE

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering
  • Professional licensure, such as PE (Professional Engineer)