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Working As A Systems Designer

  • 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

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Systems Designer 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 Systems 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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Systems Designer Career Paths

Systems Designer
Designer Design Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Designer Design Engineer Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Designer Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Project Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Design Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Mechanical Designer Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Software Engineer Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Software Engineer Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Architect Interior Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Owner Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Electrical & Instrumentation Designer Lead Designer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Electrical Designer Engineer Product Development Engineer
Lead Product Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Consulting Engineer Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Designer Product Engineer Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Programmer 5.0 years
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Systems Integrator 3.2 years
Designer 3.1 years
Systems Designer 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Systems Designer
Designer 11.8%
Internship 6.9%
Consultant 4.3%
Programmer 4.1%
Top Careers After Systems Designer
Consultant 7.8%
Designer 6.8%
Owner 4.5%
Engineer 3.7%
Manager 2.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
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$42,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Kirkland, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Systems Designer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Systems Designer in the United States is $75,356 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $133,000.

Real Systems Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
System Designer Teksystems, Inc. Bloomington, IL Feb 12, 2015 $134,465
System Designer Teksystems, Inc. Bloomington, IL Jan 01, 2016 $134,465
Systems Designer/Architect Teksystems, Inc. Bloomington, IL Mar 01, 2013 $132,629
Marketing Solution and Systems Designer Best Buy Co., Inc. Richfield, MN Apr 10, 2016 $132,600
Systems Designer Microsoft Corporation Kirkland, WA Mar 25, 2016 $130,700
Systems Designer/Architect Teksystems, Inc. Bloomington, IL Mar 01, 2013 $126,326
Marketing Solution and Systems Designer Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc. Richfield, MN Mar 14, 2012 $125,000
Motion Control/Systems Designer Velocity Stunts USA Inc. Burbank, CA Oct 01, 2011 $125,000
Marketing Solution and Systems Designer Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc. Richfield, MN Oct 04, 2013 $125,000
System Designer Teksystems, Inc. Bloomington, IL Dec 01, 2012 $121,902
Systems Designer Microsoft Corporation Kirkland, WA Dec 02, 2015 $120,204
Plm/Pdm-Lead System Designer General Electric Company Wauwatosa, WI Aug 29, 2016 $100,000 -
$110,000
Lead System Designer GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, Inc. Wauwatosa, WI Oct 10, 2016 $100,000 -
$110,000
System Designer Siemens Convergence Creators Corp. Irving, TX Apr 09, 2016 $100,000
System Designer Siemens Convergence Creators Corp. Irving, TX Feb 09, 2016 $100,000
Lead System Designer GE Healthcare IITS USA Corp. Barrington, IL Jan 18, 2013 $100,000 -
$110,000
Lead System Designer GE Healthcare IITS USA Corp. Murray, UT Sep 20, 2011 $100,000 -
$120,000
Systems Designer Partners Healthcare Boston, MA Oct 01, 2015 $99,195
Power Systems Designer Research In Motion Corporation Sunrise, FL Feb 14, 2011 $83,000
Lead System Designer McKinstry Company, LLC Seattle, WA Jan 04, 2016 $77,917 -
$84,000
System Designer Fiserv Global Services, Inc. Everett, MA Oct 17, 2012 $77,480
Systems Designer Partners Healthcare Wellesley, MA Apr 14, 2011 $77,250
Internal Systems Designer Calypso Technology, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 07, 2015 $75,046 -
$106,317
Internal Systems Designer Calypso Technology, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 25, 2015 $75,046 -
$106,317
Lead Service Systems Designer OEC Medical Systems, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Sep 01, 2012 $75,000 -
$85,000

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Top Skills for A Systems Designer

  1. CAD
  2. Control Systems
  3. Database
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  • Designed and modeled the installation of all my projects assigned to me in AutoCadd 3-D and some PDMS.
  • Compiled and analyzed data to ensure correct operation of various environmental control systems and determine problems and inefficiencies.
  • Assisted Data Systems Specialist with resolving data integrity issues and addressing database design inconsistencies over time.
  • Educate employees on how to properly engage with customers to build better rapport and to provide excellent customer service.
  • Provided architectural plans by operating computer-aided design system, analyzing design options, evaluating construction and project management.

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Top 10 Best States for Systems Designers

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Washington
  3. Virginia
  4. Colorado
  5. Maryland
  6. Illinois
  7. Texas
  8. Massachusetts
  9. New Jersey
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Systems Designer Resume Examples And Tips

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Systems Designer Demographics

Gender

Male

75.1%

Female

14.2%

Unknown

10.7%
Ethnicity

White

55.1%

Asian

15.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

9.9%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.7%

Mandarin

9.9%

Carrier

9.9%

French

8.9%

Chinese

7.9%

Italian

4.0%

German

4.0%

Hindi

3.0%

Cantonese

3.0%

Japanese

3.0%

Arabic

3.0%

Russian

2.0%

Swedish

1.0%

Romanian

1.0%

Gujarati

1.0%

Dutch

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Danish

1.0%

Ukrainian

1.0%

Lithuanian

1.0%
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Systems Designer Education

Schools

Purdue University

8.3%

Arizona State University

7.9%

University of Phoenix

7.5%

University of Florida

7.1%

University of Southern California

6.3%

University of Houston

5.2%

Drexel University

5.2%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.8%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

More Tech Institute

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.4%

New York University

4.0%

Wayne State University

4.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.0%

Houston Community College

4.0%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.0%

Clemson University

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.6%

Michigan State University

3.6%

North Carolina State University

3.6%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

16.8%

Business

13.9%

Computer Science

12.8%

Mechanical Engineering

10.3%

Drafting And Design

8.0%

Computer Engineering

4.5%

Engineering

3.7%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.9%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Information Systems

2.4%

Information Technology

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Management Information Systems

2.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.2%

Project Management

2.0%

Finance

1.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.7%

Industrial Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.0%

Masters

21.8%

Other

20.1%

Associate

11.2%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

2.4%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.3%
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