Nov 16, 2011
I’m not sure if I’m the only technical recruiter who feels this way, but I really have to take today to give love to the unsung hero’s of the engineering world.
They are such a diverse lot of people, with diverse skill sets, and are incredibly useful to boot. They’re like the Swiss Army Knife of Engineers. Sure, they’re not creating complex polymer coatings like our Chemical Engineer friends, and they’re not designing circuit boards for space shuttles like our Electrical Engineer friends – but they’re a 100% NECESSARY entity to EVERY manufacturing organization regardless of what they produce! It’s incredible.
Every manufacturer has machinery, all machinery needs a Mechanical Engineer – it’s as simple and complex as that.
For those of you considering a career as a BSME (or a career change), consider the following:
- Design Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Electro-Mechanical Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
- Continuous Improvement Specialist
- Lean Champion / Six Sigma Belt
- Sales Engineer/ Technical Sales
- Applications Engineer
Each one of the job titles listed above has its basis in Mechanical Engineering, and I KNOW if I had another hour to think about it, I could double that grouping!
So quite simply, THANK YOU Mechanical Engineers of the world. You are present from inception of a concept, or project, or company all the way through maintenance. What other type of engineer has that type of wherewithal?
Thinking of becoming a Mechanical Engineering fanatic like me? The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a great place to visit and learn more about the INCREDIBLE innovation taking place in the world of Mechanical Engineering in the new millennium. www.asme.org
PS – If you’re a Mechanical Engineer or Mechanical Tech, PLEASE send your resume to me. At TxMQ, we’re hiring for a lot of the positions listed above. You never know!