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Working As A Senior Facilities Engineer

  • 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

  • $135,157

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Facilities 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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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 Facilities Engineer Career Paths

Senior Facilities Engineer
Engineering Manager Contracting Engineer Application Engineer
Applications Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Facilities/Engineering Manager Project Manager Construction Manager
Capital Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Facilities/Engineering Manager Facilities Manager Construction Manager
Commissioning Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Product Development Design Manager
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Project Engineering Manager Senior Process Engineer
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Project Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Chief Engineer Engineering/Maintenance Manager
Engineering Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering/Maintenance Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Facilities Site Manager Facilities Coordinator
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Engineer Regional Facilities Manager Facilities Project Manager
Facilities/Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Engineering/Maintenance Manager Field Engineer
Field Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Senior Engineer Section Manager
Manager Of Engineering Department
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Engineering Director Consulting Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Staff Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Plant Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Consulting Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Engineering Manager Manufacturing Manager
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Project Coordinator Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Facilities Consulting Engineer Senior Engineer
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Senior Construction Manager
14 Yearsyrs
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Senior Facilities Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

89.9%

Female

8.3%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Carrier

46.7%

Spanish

20.0%

Chinese

6.7%

German

6.7%

Mandarin

6.7%

Russian

6.7%

Arabic

6.7%
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Senior Facilities Engineer Education

Schools

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

9.1%

University of Houston

7.8%

University of Phoenix

6.5%

Northeastern University

6.5%

Texas A&M University

5.2%

University of California - San Diego

5.2%

Mississippi State University

5.2%

Ohio State University

5.2%

New Mexico State University

5.2%

University of Louisville

5.2%

Oklahoma State University

5.2%

Louisiana Tech University

3.9%

San Jose State University

3.9%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

Ferris State University

3.9%

University of Utah

3.9%

Purdue University

3.9%

Kansas State University

3.9%

Auburn University

3.9%

Michigan Technological University

2.6%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

20.6%

Business

18.2%

Electrical Engineering

9.9%

Chemical Engineering

7.5%

Project Management

5.1%

Industrial Technology

4.7%

Management

4.3%

Industrial Engineering

4.3%

Civil Engineering

4.0%

Engineering Technology

2.8%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.4%

Computer Science

2.0%

Petroleum Engineering

2.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.0%

Engineering

2.0%

Information Technology

1.6%

Architecture

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.2%

Drafting And Design

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.9%

Masters

21.7%

Other

17.9%

Associate

5.7%

Certificate

3.0%

Doctorate

1.8%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.9%
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Real Senior Facilities Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Facilities Engineer Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc. Houston, TX Jan 01, 2015 $160,000
Senior Facilities Engineer Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc. Houston, TX Dec 21, 2016 $152,443
Senior Facilities Engineer Chevron Corporation Houston, TX Sep 13, 2011 $132,400
SR. Facilities Engineer Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Bakersfield, CA Mar 01, 2011 $130,500
SR. Facility Engineer, Ipdd Maersk Oil Houston, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 14, 2011 $123,864
SR. Facility Engineer, Ipdd Maersk Oil Houston, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 01, 2011 $123,864
SR. Facilities Engineer-MI Qa/Qc Projects Coordi Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Houston, TX Jan 06, 2012 $123,300
Senior Facilities Engineer Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Bakersfield, CA Jan 31, 2011 $122,000
Senior Facilities Electrical Engineer Corning Incorporated Corning, NY Sep 20, 2011 $120,000
Engineer SR. Facilities Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Denver City, TX Sep 12, 2010 $113,600
SR. Facilities Water Purification Engineer, Gigafactory Tesla Motors, Inc. Sparks, NV Feb 05, 2016 $100,000 -
$110,000
Senior Facilities Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $99,798 -
$137,000
Senior Section Manager, Facilities Engineering Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. Malta, NY Mar 07, 2014 $91,796 -
$146,000
Senior Facility Engineer Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. Malta, NY Mar 07, 2011 $84,510 -
$113,748

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Top Skills for A Senior Facilities Engineer

  1. Facilities Engineering
  2. Safety
  3. Hvac
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  • Support network facilities engineering to cut cost in the existing network by redesign the existing network.
  • Directed all trades and facility personnel engaged in tool systems and safety equipment integration.
  • Develop capital planning to replace legacy equipment throughout office complex focused primarily on HVAC and lighting.
  • Provided field engineering services to answer technical questions, verify compliance with drawings and building codes, and resolve field problems.
  • Administered a Preventative Maintenance program; reduced manufacturing costs; justified and wrote capital expenditure requests; managed all facility projects.

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  3. Texas
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