Mechanical Designer Job Openings - 15 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,000

    NEW
    Web Designer
    Global Channel Management

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,787

    Principal Instructional Designer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    NEW
    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,207

    Senior UX Designer - Web
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,740

    NEW
    Designer Kitchen Bath
    Home Depot

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,850

    NEW
    Civil Engineering Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    NEW
    Job Title Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,020

    UX UI Senior Designer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,739

    NEW
    Mechanical Designer
    WSP

    Arlington, VA

Mechanical Designer Jobs

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$65,739

  • 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 Designer do

A Mechanical Designer creates designs for mechanical devices and equipment. They work closely with engineers and architects to complete their work.

how to become a Mechanical 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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Real Mechanical Designer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Engineer, Cell Mechanical Design Tesla Motors, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 13, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Mechanical Design 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 28, 2016 $140,000 -
$160,000
Engineering Specialist I, Mechanical Design&Develo Xerox Corporation Wilsonville, OR Sep 27, 2013 $94,354
Hvac Mechanical Designer The Greenbusch Group, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 30, 2016 $91,936 -
$100,000
Manager Mechanical Implant Design Advanced Bionics LLC Santa Clarita, CA Sep 10, 2013 $90,000 -
$125,000
Engineer II, Mechanical Design Intelligent Energy, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 29, 2013 $88,000
Engineer II, Mechanical Design Intelligent Energy, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 01, 2013 $88,000
Engineer II, Mechanical Design Intelligent Energy, Inc. Long Beach, CA Sep 17, 2013 $88,000
Principal Mechanical Designer BISN Oil Tools LLC Houston, TX Aug 17, 2015 $85,000
Mechanical Designer Emergent Systems Corporation Farmington Hills, MI Sep 01, 2015 $83,000 -
$90,000

Top Skills for a Mechanical Designer

Know what it takes to get the job done

EngineeringDepartmentSolidModelsAutoCADLayoutDrawingsProductDesignBOMAssemblyDrawingsPro-EWildfireHvacPro/EngineerDetailDrawings3DModelsTECOPAnsiY145AsmeCatiaV5REngineeringDrawings

Top Mechanical Designer Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for mechanical designer jobs include:
  1. Engineering Department
  2. Solid Models
  3. Auto CAD
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Design Drafter for Manufacturing Engineering and Electrical Engineering Departments.
  • Researched assignments and developed complex mechanical designs including development of associated three dimensional solid models and manufacturing drawings.
  • Created a 3D model from rough sketches and dimensions using Inventor and Auto CAD.
  • Maintained/updated industrial machine layout drawings.
  • Commended for strengths in defining complex product design models for turbine blades, shroud blocks and fuel delivery piping assemblies.

Assembly Drawings, Engineering Drawings, Layout Drawings, BOM, Asme, Catia V5, Pro/Engineer, ECO, 3D Models, Pro-E Wildfire, Engineering Department, Ansi Y145, Detail Drawings, P, Auto CAD, R, T, Product Design, Solid Models, Hvac

Top Mechanical Designer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Mechanical Designer Employers

Mechanical Designer positions seems to be very popular at National Oilwell Varco where they currently get hired the most.

Mechanical Designer job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. CDI Corporation
  2. L-3 Communications
  3. Aerotek
  4. Raytheon

At the end of the day, Mechanical Designer candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

National Oilwell Varco, CDI Corporation, L-3 Communications, Aerotek, Raytheon, Metso Minerals, The Boeing Company, Intel Corporation, Motivepower, Lockheed Martin

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