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What is the work of a mechanical engineer

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RE: What is the work of a mechanical engineer

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Mechanical engineering is one of the core branch of engineering. In this context the roles and responsibilities carried out by a mechanical engineer are different and depend on their areas of specialization. To sum up the work of mechanical engineer can be classified into the following areas:-

  • Production:- Engineers who supervise the manufacturing of mechanical components and machines.
  • Installation-Professionals who install machines and mechanical parts at the client location.
  • maintenance- Their main responsibility is to ensure that machinery is working as per specification.
  • Analysis & Testing- They analyze and test differenttypes of machines and their parts to ensure that they function flawlessly.
  • Research & Development- Their role is to do research and plan for new machinery and their constituent parts.

Companies that hire mechanical engineers includes:-
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Aviation
  • Automobile and auto part manufacturers
  • Steel plants
  • Thermal plants and gas turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering Consultancy
  • Defense Forces
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration industry
  • Shipping industry
In recent times the services of expert mechanical engineers have been sought in fields such as nanotechnology, bio-medical engineering, energy conservation and environmentalengineering. The engineers who have management skills along with technical proficiency are hired by engineering consultancy firms.

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