Mechanical engineering is the art and science of designing and developing new machinery. They provide apt solutions to the development processes and products ranging from small component designs to extensively large plants, machinery or vehicles. It is considered to be the most challenging as well as well-paying career options.
All about entry level mechanical engineers
Obviously, an entry level graduate is the one who has just qualified as a mechanical engineer and is ready to start his/her career. At entry level, graduates do not have any any prior work experience and so are trained during the initial months of hiring. Generally, at this point of career, candidates hold bachelors or masters degree. Additionally, they might get themselves enrolled in a course dealing in latest advancements of the field. Common career path for the professionals would be senior project engineer, project manager, construction project manager and senior systems engineer.
What does a mechanical engineer do?
People going for this career should be creative, analytical and inquisitive. Mechanical engineering has a wide area of application. Different areas of employment include- aerospace technology, like planes, jet and even aircrafts. Oil and gas extraction companies are one of the largest employers of mechanical engineers as they’re are required in the research & development, equipment trouble shooting and implementing effective ways to enhance machinery output. Scientific research and analysis is one area which is prominent in hiring mechanical engineers. Apart from these work areas, mechanical engineers are also employed in transportation & navigation industry, centralized heating and cooling systems on a large scale business. It is worth mentioning that architectural firms and transportation equipment industries are the consistent employers of mechanical engineers. Let us precisely list some of the common industries and job functions related to mechanical engineering-
Product design- From biomedical devices to gasoline powered engines, a mechanical engineer would design anything which utilizes mechanical motion.
Research and Development- As stated above, providing solutions which may be industry specific or aiding human needs.
Manufacturing-Designing machinery of all types to process materials into products.
Systems Management-Managing power operations of a power plant as well as supervising the staff who work there.
Energy-Planning and implementing how energy can be efficiently harnessed, moved, stored.
Core companies providing mechanical engineering jobs- ISRO, DRDO, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Reliance Industries, Fiat, General Motors, Indian Railway and so on.
Best cities for mechanical engineering jobs
Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai are considered to be the ideal places for mechanical engineering jobs. On an average the salary range for mechanical engineering jobs in Chennai counts to 353,704 INR per year; for Mumbai-409,109 and Bangalore-402,051 per annum. Various recruitment agencies, online job portals and consultants can aid aspirants to explore the various job avenues city wise.