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Working As A Senior Design Specialist

  • 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

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Design Specialist 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 Senior Design Specialist

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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Senior Design Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

67.1%

Female

24.0%

Unknown

8.9%
Ethnicity

White

62.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.8%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Portuguese

28.6%

Russian

14.3%

Georgian

7.1%

Ukrainian

7.1%
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Senior Design Specialist Education

Schools

Ohio University -

9.4%

University of Houston

9.4%

A-Technical College

7.8%

University of Phoenix

7.8%

Pennsylvania State University

6.3%

Arizona State University

4.7%

Boise State University

4.7%

Vermont Technical College

4.7%

College of San Mateo

4.7%

Columbia University

4.7%

San Diego State University

4.7%

Clemson University

4.7%

Cornell University

4.7%

Lexington Community College

3.1%

Front Range Community College

3.1%

University of Memphis

3.1%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.1%

San Jose State University

3.1%

Academy of Art University

3.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.1%
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Majors

Drafting And Design

18.1%

Graphic Design

14.8%

Business

10.3%

Mechanical Engineering

6.3%

Computer Science

5.5%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

Fine Arts

4.8%

Education

3.7%

Computer Applications

3.7%

Interior Design

3.3%

Civil Engineering

3.3%

Design And Visual Communication

3.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Industrial Technology

2.2%

Information Systems

2.2%

Engineering

2.2%

Architectural Technology

2.2%

Marketing

2.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

37.1%

Other

24.1%

Associate

20.1%

Masters

14.0%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

0.8%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$42,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
Nokia
Highest Paying City
Minneapolis, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
5.2 years
How much does a Senior Design Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Design Specialist in the United States is $84,521 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $167,000.

Real Senior Design Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Design Specialist Nokia Inc. Calabasas, CA Oct 01, 2010 $174,907
SR. User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Nov 08, 2016 $147,504 -
$177,140
Senior Design Specialist, UI Design Nokia Inc. Calabasas, CA Oct 01, 2010 $142,600
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 18, 2016 $126,900 -
$215,640
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 31, 2016 $124,882
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 20, 2014 $124,383
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 18, 2013 $122,400
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 05, 2015 $121,907
Senior Design Specialist Utility Solutions Partners, LLC San Jose, CA Mar 21, 2016 $120,500
Senior Flexible Design Specialist Technip Umbilicals, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 02, 2015 $119,755
Senior Design Specialist Utility Solutions Partners, LLC Rancho Cordova, CA Oct 16, 2015 $115,000
Senior Structural Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2014 $113,850
Senior Web Design Specialist Applied Biosystems, LLC Foster City, CA Jul 01, 2010 $111,780 -
$223,560
Senior Web Design Specialist Applied Biosystems, LLC Foster City, CA Jul 06, 2010 $111,780 -
$223,560
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Feb 25, 2016 $110,205
Senior Structural Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $110,000
Senior Pipeline Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 22, 2016 $110,000
Senior Pipeline Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 20, 2016 $110,000
Senior Pipeline Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 19, 2016 $110,000
Senior Structural Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 10, 2015 $107,284
Senior Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 10, 2014 $98,332
Senior Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2014 $98,332
Senior Flexible Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 04, 2016 $95,336
Senior User Experience Design Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA May 17, 2016 $90,610 -
$154,020
Senior Design Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $90,000
Senior Design Specialist Soap LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2012 $90,000
Senior Design Specialist Soap LLC Los Angeles, CA Jul 02, 2012 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Design Specialist

  1. Engineering Department
  2. Business Development
  3. Layout
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  • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge of advanced CMOS processes resulting in dense layout without compromising circuit functionality.
  • Support other members of engineering with CAD best practices and procedures for documentation and CAD model management.
  • Trained structural design technicians and support analyst on applications increasing productivity.
  • Provide, as freelance contractor, graphic design and production services for small commercial printer.

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