Careers: Mechanical Engineer
This job is right for you if….
You like activities that include crafting ideas, critical thinking, and figuring things out.
Mechanical engineers have grown at a rate of 14.5%, from 289,149 people in 2018 to 331,162 people in 2019.
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work-related information
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
What They Do:
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
Median Hourly Earnings:
Job Types Include:
- Industrial Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operator
Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing.
- Beal University – Bangor, ME
- Northeast Technical Institute – Bangor, ME
- Northern Penobscot Tech Region – Lincoln, ME
- Southern Aroostook Vocational – Staceyville, ME 04777
Maine Community College System
Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to a prospective machinist operator or associated worker (i.e., anyone with interest in manufacturing) Programs vary from welding to equipment operation, and more.
- Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, Maine
- Central Maine Community College – Auburn, Maine
- Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, Maine
- Kennebec Valley Community College – Fairfield and Hinkley, Maine
- Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, Maine
- Washington County Community College – Calais, Maine
- York County Community College – Wells, Maine
University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering
Maine Maritime Academy – Mechanical Engineering
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