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Entry Level Sales Engineer-Mechanical Engineering

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The Company: World leading pump manufacturer requires an individual with a passion for mechanical engineering and sales to embark on a career as a field based sales engineer. •Extensive product training. •Market leading technology •The largest portfolio o

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Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Education Network Leeds

The Education Network are working to recruit a lecturer of Mechanical Engineering to join a college based in Kirklees on a full time basis asap for approximately 1 year. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering outstanding teaching and

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Mechanical Fitter

Manufacturing Futures

Our client, a special purpose and automation machinery manufacturer is seeking to appoint a Mechanical Fitter to their Service / Maintenance / Machine building teams. This is a primarily site based position. The appointed Assembly Fitter will often be bui

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Entry Level Sales Engineer-Mechanical Engineering

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The Company: World leading pump manufacturer requires an individual with a passion for mechanical engineering and sales to embark on a career as a field based sales engineer. •Extensive product training. •Market leading technology •The largest portfolio o

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Helping you find a career as a Mechanical engineer

The role of a mechanical engineer is to create solutions and solve mechanical issues; mechanical engineers produce specifications for the design, development and manufacture of mechanical components or systems. Mechanical engineers can also be involved in the management of people, projects and resources.


What does a Mechanical engineer do?
The general day-to-day work of a mechanical engineer varies from researching and developing, to improving production processes. Duties may include:

  • Monitoring and commissioning plant and systems

  • Planning and designing new production processes

  • Recommending modifications following prototype test results

  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs

  • Liaising with suppliers

  • Undertaking relevant research

  • Writing reports and documentation

  • Providing technical advice

  • Analysing and interpreting data

  • Making sure a product can be made reliably and will perform consistently

  • Reporting on issues such as cost, safety and time

  • Meeting with clients to agree budgets and project specifications

  • Maintaining and modifying equipment to ensure that it is safe, reliable and efficient

  • Using computer-aided design/modelling software

  • Discussing and solving complex problems with other departments, suppliers and clients

  • Producing details of specifications and outline designs

  • Using research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills

  • Implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability

Skills & interests required for a Mechanical engineer
To be a mechanical engineer, you’ll need to have a unique combination of creative and practical skills to assist you in solving the complex problems that they encounter.
- Ability to Work Under Pressure
- Communication
- Engineering
- Organisation
- Project Engineering
- Project Management
- Teamwork
- Technical skills
- Time Management
What hours does a Mechanical engineer typically do?
Working hours typically are Monday – Friday with regular extra hours, but not usually weekends. Shift work is also quite rare in this industry.
What environment is a Mechanical engineer based in?
The work is mainly office-based with regular visits to plants, factories, workshops or building sites.
How much does a Mechanical engineer travel?
As a mechanical engineer, travel within a working day is frequent. Occasionally you may be required to work away from home overnight or even travel abroad, depending on the employer and nature of the business.
How much does a Mechanical engineer get paid?
Starting salaries for a mechanical engineer, and for those who are on a graduate scheme, is between £20,000 and £28,000 per annum. With a little experience, you can expect this to increase to between £25,000 and £35,000 per annum.

Mid-level engineers' salaries are around £35,000 to £50,000 per annum.

Senior level mechanical engineers, who will be in managerial positions, salaries can range from £45,000 to £60,000+ per annum.
Perks & benefits
Self-employment and freelance work are possible for qualified engineers with a good track record and experience.
What qualifications does a Mechanical engineer need?
Mechanical engineers will be expected to have a degree. Many employers will offer degree apprenticeship programmes designed to secure a qualification while you work in a supporting role.

It is beneficial if a bachelor’s or master’s degree is accredited by a relevant professional body, such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), as it can help to achieve chartered status at a later date.
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