Mechanical Engineer Job Openings - 67 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

    $76,578

    NEW
    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

    BMS Maintenance Engineer
    Schneider Electric

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $127,597

    NEW
    Amazon Chief Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

    BMS Maintenance Engineer
    Schneider Electric

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,500

    Mechanical Engineer
    MacAulay-Brown, Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Advanced Lead Engineer - Mechanical Component
    General Electric

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Civil Electrical & (In
    Vectrus

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Mechanisms Engineer, Advanced Senior
    Kbrwyle

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,834

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - Department of Mechanical Engineering
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,657

    Mechanical Engineer
    Caci International

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Orbital ATK

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer Level II
    Engility Corporation

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Randstad Holding

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer, Senior
    Booz Allen

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer Senior
    Pipercoughlin, LLC

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer IV
    Engility Corporation

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,295

    NEW
    Global Facilities Mechanical Engineer
    Micron

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer IV
    Engility

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,834

    Educational Support Specialist - Department of Mechanical Engineering
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Aecom

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer
    MTEQ

    Lorton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,245

    Project Mechanical Engineer
    Cybercoders

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Mechanical Engineer
    Page Southerland Page, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Lead Engineer - Mechanical Component
    General Electric

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    Mechanic - Engineer
    Hilton

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer II
    NTT Data

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    IRRT Structural
    Engility

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Aecom

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,500

    NEW
    MEP Mechanical Engineer (P. E. Certified)
    Latitude Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer Level II
    Engility

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer II
    Aecom

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer IV
    Engility

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Vencore

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Confidential

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer II
    NTT Data, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,245

    Mechanical Engineer
    Vencore

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,831

    Mechanical Engineer II
    Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Triatic - Mechanical Engineer Job
    SAIC

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,295

    Facilities Mechanical Engineer - Manassas, VA
    Ch2M

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Orbital ATK

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Civil Electrical & (In
    Vectrus

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Mechanisms Engineer, Advanced Senior
    Kbrwyle

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Triatic - Mechanical Engineer
    SAIC

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mgr Mechanical Engineering 1
    Northrop Grumman

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,834

    Mechanical Engineer
    Dewberry

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer (exp Federal)
    Exp Federal

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,870

    Mechanical Engineer (MId Level)
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,870

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer - Secret Clearance
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer (exp Federal)
    Exp

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,870

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,831

    Mechanical Engineer I
    Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,000

    NEW
    Submarine Mechanical Engineer
    NTT Data

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,870

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer - Secret Clearance
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Randstad Holding

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,500

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer with Security Clearance
    MacAulay-Brown Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    LEED AP Mechanical Engineer
    Latitude Inc.

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    NEW
    Mechanical Engineer
    Engility

    Chantilly, VA

Mechanical Engineer Jobs

average

$70,741

  • 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 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 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 Engineer Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineer-Mechanical Stanford University/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, CA Jan 08, 2016 $193,640
Senior Engineer Mechanical BW Offshore USA Management Inc. Houston, TX Jun 30, 2016 $180,000
Director, Mechanical Engineering Rethink Robotics, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 11, 2016 $160,000 -
$170,000
Mechanical Engineer SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, CA Jan 05, 2015 $160,000
Mechanical Engineer Glumac Irvine, CA Nov 23, 2015 $159,224
Mechanical Engineer Google Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 25, 2016 $155,000
Mechanical Engineer Google Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 28, 2015 $155,000
Manager, Mechanical Engineering Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 26, 2015 $150,670
Mechanical Engineer IV Applied Materials, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 19, 2016 $150,000
Mechanical Engineer Electronic Cooling Solutions, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 11, 2015 $150,000

Top Skills for a Mechanical Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

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Top Mechanical Engineer Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. Solidworks
  2. CAD
  3. Autocad
Here are actual snippets of how candidates used top skills in their job applications:
  • Stress analysis and computation using SolidWorks.
  • Produced detail drawings for Galvanizing and Pickling lines utilizing Autocad 14 for Windows.
  • Produced detail drawings for Galvanizing and Pickling lines utilizing Autocad 14 for Windows.
  • Participated in monthly PowerPoint presentations on health, safety, environmental, and quality performance for the North America Mid-Continent Region.
  • Designed HVAC systems for high rise residential condominiums, hotels, retail and commercial spaces under supervision of senior Mechanical Engineer.

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Top Mechanical Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Mechanical Engineer Employers

Lockheed Martin hires heavily for Mechanical Engineer positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Mechanical Engineer candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Mechanical Engineer.

Lockheed Martin, GE Healthcare, L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, Schlumberger, Bae Systems, Jacobs Engineering, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Raytheon, National Oilwell Varco

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