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Mechanical engineers are in high demand

The mechanical engineering field abounds with job opportunities, with positions listed under a variety of names. Photo: Christian Lagereek / iStockphotoBy Rebecca Maitland, Jobs Correspondent

Photo: Christian Lagereek

The mechanical engineering field abounds with job opportunities, with positions listed under a variety of names.

Photo: Christian Lagereek

Mechanical engineers are in high demand in numerous industries. However, job seekers should note that many companies are listing open mechanical engineering positions under different titles.

For example, Chevron has numerous positions open for mechanical engineers. These positions are listed on its website under subsea engineer, facilities engineer, senior facilities engineer, design engineer, project engineer, project manager, technical services engineer – mechanical, subsea senior umbilical engineer, subsea senior flexible pipe engineer, pipeline integrity engineer, maintenance planning and execution turbine engineer, machinery reliability engineer and junior associate technologist.

Keith Wolf, managing director, Murray Resources, a Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency, also noted a number of open positions open with different titles.

The mechanical engineering field abounds with job opportunities, with positions listed under a variety of names."We're seeing strong demand for mechanical engineers, particularly within the manufacturing and oil and gas industries. We're seeing a wide range of design, technical sales, project management and manufacturing manager roles that are seeking skilled mechanical engineers, " Wolf said.

The positions have a range of responsibilities.

"As a general facilities engineer, a mechanical engineer might manage process modification projects or install new facilities. They could be involved in scoping, scheduling and estimating projects. They could be involved in optimizing existing operations. A mechanical engineer who works as a subsea engineer might track new technologies for the company and assist with incorporating them into facilities design and operations, " said Steve Woodruff, manager of Chevron upstream technical hiring and competency development.



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FAQ

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What are the role of mechanical engineer in oil and gas exploration? | Yahoo Answers

It's a major role, as Mech engineer make sure that machines are not used beyond their design limits, calculate strength of materials, wear of materials, beside helps with failure investigations and maintenance.

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what is the role of mechanical engineer in oil and gas sector? | Yahoo Answers

The oil and gas sector can run from the oil wells to the refineries. This means a mechanical engineer can find just about any job they want.
In my 35 years in the business I worked as everything from a construction engineer to a plant engineer to an equipment engineer (pumps, compressors, turbines, engines) to cost estimator to project engineer to project manager to name a few.

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