Mechanical Engineer

Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash
Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash


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Mechanical engineers are responsible for researching, designing and developing machinery and systems for generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing which span a wide range of aerospace and defense applications. They improve a range of technologies, including robots, engines, heat transfer systems and controls for aircraft and spacecraft.

Work type:

contract, full-time

Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree


Professional Engineer Certification

What you do

A Mechanical Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems
  • Design machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
  • Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
  • Supervise and inspect the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at construction sites or in industrial facilities
  • Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates

What you need

  • Keen interest in the design and operation of machines and mechanical processes
  • Persistence, good judgement, and the ability to think analytically and logically
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Ample computer experience

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs