- Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing.
- They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.
- Mechanical engineers are employed by consulting firms, by power-generating utilities and in a wide range of manufacturing; processing and transportation industries or they may be self-employed.
- Conduct research on the feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems.
- Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems.
- Design power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment.
- Analyse dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures.
- Supervise and inspect the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at construction sites or in industrial facilities.
- Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs and provide guidance to industrial maintenance crews.
- Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems.
- Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for industrial construction or maintenance.
- Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.
- Acoustics engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Design engineer – mechanical
- Energy conservation engineer
- Engineer, power generation
- Fluid mechanics engineer
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Mechanical maintenance engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Piping engineer
- Refrigeration engineer
- Robotics engineer
- Thermal design engineer
- Tool engineer
- A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
- Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
- Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
Most of the opportunities are in Ontario and Alberta.
The wages range from $21.63/hr. to $55.29/hr. as per the location.