Mechanical Engineers

(NOC 2132)

Career Description

Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Duties May Include

Mechanical engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Research, design, and develop machinery/systems for heating, ventilating/air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing, and manufacturing

Have duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems

Work with professionals from other fields, gaining knowledge/skills that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, sales, marketing, and management

Work closely with civil, electrical, aerospace, chemical, industrial, and other engineers, resulting in job mobility between some fields of specialization in these disciplines

Examples of Titles

Mechanical Draftsperson
Mechnical Engineer

Where They Work

Mechanical engineers work for consulting firms, power-generating utilities, and a wide range of manufacturing, processing, and transportation industries. They may also be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Engineering Bachelor; Honours
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Physics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
Process Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering (Unsure of Major) Bachelor
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Modified on May 20, 2012