Sector: Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineer

A mechanical engineer career could be for you if...
Your skills include active listening, critical thinking and mathematics.
Your interests can be described as investigative, realistic and conventional.
Your values include recognition, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

The role of mechanical engineers is to create and construct machinery and systems for various purposes such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing, and manufacturing. This field has been instrumental in providing significant technological breakthroughs in forestry industries, particularly in developing equipment for harvesting and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you have the opportunity to showcase your eco-friendly expertise by helping the forest products industry produce sustainable energy. One example of this is co-generation projects, where sawmills utilize waste wood to generate additional power.

Other job titles include: application engineer, design engineer, design maintenance engineer, equipment engineer, mechanical design engineer, mechanical engineer, process engineer, product engineer, project engineer, test engineer

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$61,990.00 - $151,260.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$29.80 - $72.72
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