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Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers conduct research; advise on, design, and direct production of machines, aircraft, ships, machinery and industrial plant, equipment and systems; advise on and direct their functioning, maintenance and repair; or study and advise on mechanical aspects of particular materials, products or processes.

Job Definition

(a) advising on and designing machinery and tools for manufacturing, mining, construction, agricultural, and other industrial purposes
(b) advising on and designing steam, internal combustion and other non-electric motors and engines used for propulsion of railway locomotives, road vehicles or aircraft, or for driving industrial or other machinery
(c) advising on and designing: hulls, superstructures and propulsion systems of ships mechanical plant and equipment for the release, control and utilization of energy heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems, steering gear, pumps, and other mechanical equipment
(d) advising on and designing airframes, undercarriages and other equipment for aircraft as well as suspension systems, brakes, vehicle bodies and other components of road vehicles
(e) advising on and designing non-electrical parts of apparatus or products such as word processors, computers, precision instruments, cameras and projectors
(f) establishing control standards and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and safety of machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment, or systems
(g) ensuring that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards

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