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What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a Mechanical engineer?

Can you tell me about the various roles in mechanical engineering and Which is the suitable role for me

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RE: What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a Mechanical engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering. The various job roles of mechanical engineers are as follows:-

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Production- They are responsible for supervising the manufacturing of mechanical components and machines.
Design- the job profile mainly involves drafting technical drawings, manually or with the aid of computers.
Maintenance - Their main responsibility is to ensure that machinery is working as per specifications.
Installation- They are responsible for installing machines and mechanical parts at the client location.
Research & Development- Their work mainly involves is doing research and therefafter planning for new machines and their constituent parts.
Analysis& Testing- They analyse and test diffrent types of machines and their parts to ensure that they function properly.
Companies that hire mechanical engineers include -

  • automobiles and auto parts manufacturers
  • aerospace industry
  • engineering consultancies
  • defence forces
  • air conditioning and refrigeration industry
  • thermal plant and gas turbine manufacturers
  • steel plants
  • aviation
  • shipping companies

Mechanical engineers can also find employment in manufacturing and research fields in public sector. They have an option to join organizations like hindustan petroleum corporation ltd, security printing and minting corporation, hindustan machine tools, bridge and roof co ( India) ltd as project process engineer, production engineer, graduate engineer trainee etc. To make a career in research one has an option to join organizations such as Indian Space Research Organization or Institute of Plasma Research as Junior research fellow.

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