Mechanical Design Engineer Job Openings - 26 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

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    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

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    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

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    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    Lead Network and Security Design Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

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    Lead Network and Security Design Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $86,017

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    Digital Design Director - Web
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    Arcsight Engineer in Ashburn
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    SIEM Engineer - ArcSight
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    DBaas Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

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    Engineer II
    Digital Realty

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    DBasS Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

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    Arcsight Engineer in Ashburn
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    SIEM Engineer - ArcSight
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

    BMS Maintenance Engineer
    Schneider Electric

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

    BMS Maintenance Engineer
    Schneider Electric

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $127,597

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    Amazon Chief Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

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    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,718

    Web Design Senior Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

Mechanical Design Engineer Jobs

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$76,578

  • 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

What does a Mechanical Design Engineer 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 Mechanical Design Engineer

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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Real Mechanical Design Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Mechanical Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 17, 2016 $165,600 -
$187,200
Mech Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 27, 2016 $148,845 -
$191,000
Mechanical Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 26, 2016 $145,000 -
$148,400
Mechanical Design Engineer Brightsource Energy Oakland, CA Mar 06, 2016 $138,717
Associate Manager, Mechanical Design Engineering, Quality Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Dec 12, 2016 $130,000 -
$140,000
Mechanical Design Engineer JDS Uniphase Corporation Milpitas, CA Oct 01, 2015 $130,000
Mechanical Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jul 12, 2015 $130,000 -
$148,400
Mechanical Design Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 31, 2016 $129,438
Mech Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 16, 2016 $129,438 -
$151,300
Mechanical Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 18, 2016 $127,528 -
$148,400

Top Skills for a Mechanical Design Engineer

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CADEngineeringDepartmentNEWProductDevelopmentSolidModelsPrototypeBOMFEATGDAnsysAsmeProductDesignProductLineFmeaAssemblyDrawingsCatiaV53DModelsDesignReviewsProjectManagementNEWDesigns

Top Mechanical Design Engineer Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for mechanical design engineer jobs include:
  1. CAD
  2. Engineering Department
  3. NEW Product Development
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Utilized solid modeling (Pro/E) and CAD (AutoCAD) abilities to provide rapid prototyping capabilities,.
  • Handled Pro/Engineer training and implementation in engineering department.
  • Support, lead and manage new product development, design improvements and VE/CE (Value Engineering and Cost Engineering) activities.
  • Led effort to convert 2D hand drawn blueprints to 3D Pro Engineer solid models and detailed drawings.
  • Designed conceptual airfoil wing noise abatement system prototype.

Assembly Drawings, Product Line, BOM, Asme, Prototype, CAD, Catia V5, 3D Models, Fmea, Engineering Department, Project Management, FEA, NEW Product Development, GD, T, Product Design, NEW Designs, Design Reviews, Ansys, Solid Models

Top Mechanical Design Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Mechanical Design Engineer Employers

Mechanical Design Engineer positions seems to be very popular at Lockheed Martin where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Mechanical Design Engineers have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. GE Healthcare
  2. Sensata Technologies
  3. B/E Aerospace
  4. The Boeing Company

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Mechanical Design Engineer candidates.

Lockheed Martin, GE Healthcare, Sensata Technologies, B/E Aerospace, The Boeing Company, ASML, Hewlett Packard, Cymer, Inc., L-3 Communications, Philips Healthcare

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