Mechanical design engineers use physics and engineering principles to design mechanical systems and devices. They develop plans for generating new engine models and develop strategies for improving upon current models. They also build prototypes and test them to measure their functionality. Additionally, design engineers collaborate with fabrication teams when manufacturing products to guide them on the design specifications. Plus, they conduct technical research. Relevant certification is beneficial to succeed as a mechanical design engineer.
This role requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, with at least two years of experience in a professional engineering role. Applicants must be proficient in engineering design software like AutoCAD, Rhino, and Solidworks. You must also possess analytical, communication, problem-solving, time management, attention to detail, critical thinking, and organization skills. Apart from this, you must be familiar with design and engineering principles. You must also be aware of technological advancements and design trends.
Mechanical design engineers earn an average salary of $76,793 yearly. This varies between $57,000 and $103,000.