Mechanical engineer

A real linchpin in industry, the mechanical engineer designs sophisticated machines, whether machine tools, precision mechanics, agricultural machinery or industrial equipment.

Missions

• Determine the essential means for production (machines and tools to be used) • Define the form of the tools to be designed and the adequate materials to achieve them • Set up a panoply of tests in order to control the quality of the products as and when of the progress of the manufacturing process • Optimizing the organization of production tools and human resources to achieve quality and deadline objectives • Providing technical know-how to maintain and improve the fleet machines               

Skills

• perfect Master of thermodynamics, strength of materials, automation technology and specialized software such as the CAD / CAM • Fluency in communication and team management • Ability to work within a team multidisciplinary • Speed ​​in decision-making • Ability to work shift work • Resistance to stress                  

Training

To become a mechanical engineer, you must at least have an engineering degree or a Masters in the field of materials, structural design or calculations.

Salary

When he starts in the profession, the mechanical engineer earns between 2,500 and 3,400 € gross per month, depending on the size of the company and the turnover it achieves.

Career development

After ten years of experience, the mechanical engineer can lead a team of engineers responsible for designing tools for industry. It can also integrate a design office and participate in the development of latest generation equipment.

Other appellations

Structural engineer 

• Mechanical engineer 

• Automatic engineer.