A mechanical engineer designs, develops, fabricates, tests and maintains mechanical and electromechanical products and systems such as assemblies, engines and machines. Mechanical engineers evaluate and improve equipment through research and the application of engineering concepts. They oversee installations and operations, as well as the maintenance and repair of these equipment and components. Candidates are expected to be familiar with CAD, development and analytics software.
Duties and Tasks:
Read and interpret technical documents such as blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and other computer-generated reports
Research, design, install, operate or maintain mechanical product, equipment and systems to ensure they meet requirements and regulations
Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production
Investigate equipment malfunctions and recommend actions for repair or design modifications to eliminate machine failures
Develop or test models to asses feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, new applications, or any modifications
Recommend changes in design or process to improve performance, quality, or efficiency
Computer aided design (CAD)
Drafting standards and geometric, dimension, & tolerancing (GD&T)
Materials requirements, planning logistics, and supply chain software
Strong mathematical skills
Analytical skills – analyzing and evaluating product requirements to create systems or designs
In the Philippines, graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering must take and pass the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering to practice as a Licensed Mechanical Engineer. The exam is scheduled twice a year (February and August).