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Working As A Facility Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $71,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Facility Designer Do

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

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How To Become A Facility Designer

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

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Facility Designer Career Paths

Facility Designer
Project Manager Owner
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Owner/Operator
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Owner Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Office Manager Facilities Manager
Senior Facilities Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Store Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Designer Mechanical Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Designer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Designer Design Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Vice President
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Principal Superintendent
Director Of Construction
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Assistant Director Maintenance Director
Director Of Plant Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Senior Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Piping Designer Lead Designer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Piping Designer Lead Designer Production Manager
Continuous Improvement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Piping Designer Lead Designer Senior Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Construction Manager
Capital Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Plant Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Design Manager Project Manager/Design Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$71,000
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$47,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Artech Information Systems
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a Facility Designer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Facility Designer in the United States is $71,829 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

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Top Skills for A Facility Designer

  1. Engineering Department
  2. CAD
  3. Space Planning
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Submitted AutoCAD Architectural drawings for planning and customer review.
  • Provided space planning and design documents for internal facility planning department.
  • Prepared equipment layouts and contract specifications to be included in construction documents.
  • Prepared renovation and new construction drawings.
  • Coordinated projects, designed office layouts, specified interior finishes, ordered office furniture, organized department moves.

Facility Designer Demographics

Gender

Male

63.5%

Female

28.8%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

59.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Asian

11.0%

Black or African American

10.3%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.0%

Carrier

15.0%

Chinese

10.0%

French

10.0%

Cornish

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Greek

5.0%

Italian

5.0%
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Facility Designer Education

Schools

Purdue University

8.1%

Texas Tech University

6.8%

Ohio State University College of Optometry

6.8%

Western Michigan University

6.8%

Arizona State University

5.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

5.4%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

5.4%

Michigan State University

5.4%

Milwaukee School of Engineering

5.4%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.1%

Temple University

4.1%

San Jose State University

4.1%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.1%

Ohio State University

4.1%

Robert Morris University

4.1%

Harrington College of Design

4.1%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

4.1%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.1%

University of California - Berkeley

4.1%
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Majors

Interior Design

14.5%

Architecture

13.6%

Drafting And Design

12.7%

Business

8.8%

Mechanical Engineering

8.8%

Industrial Engineering

8.2%

Civil Engineering

3.3%

Construction Management

3.3%

Electrical Engineering

3.0%

Management

2.4%

Engineering

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.1%

Education

2.1%

Chemical Engineering

2.1%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.1%

Environmental Design

2.1%

Interior Architecture

1.8%

Project Management

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.7%

Other

20.5%

Masters

14.7%

Associate

13.0%

Certificate

4.4%

Doctorate

1.5%

License

0.6%

Diploma

0.6%
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