Mechanical Engineer Associate Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Designs, develops, fabricates, modifies, installs, and/or tests
mechanical or electromechanical systems such as instruments,
controls, engines, machines and/or mechanical, thermal, hydraulic,
or heat transfer systems, utilizing and applying knowledge of
engineering principles. Incumbents receive instructions on specific
assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.
Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for
application of sound professional judgement.
the second in a series of four classifications and is distinguished
from the first level in that incumbents independently evaluate,
select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and
criteria using judgement in making minor adaptations and
Examples of Duties:
- Creates and fabricates and/or assists in the design and
fabrication of mechanical engineering projects, systems, or
- Performs engineering calculations by calculator or computer
to solve engineering problems.
- Develops engineering drawings including plans and
specifications based on calculations.
- Coordinates the troubleshooting and repair of equipment
and/or troubleshoots systems and equipment and performs repairs.
- Provides advice and assistance in the maintenance of a wide
variety of instruments.
- Requisitions components and supplies for engineering
projects, interacting with vendors to obtain price and product
- Prepares project presentations to explain progress of
project, which includes graphic illustrations, charts, and
- Coordinates with other project group members and supervisor
on mechanical design problems.
- Performs research relating to each specific project; writes
documentation and manuals.
- Trains faculty, staff, and students in the operation of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of engineering principles and procedures.
- Knowledge of design applications.
- Knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems.
- Skill in applying engineering principles and procedures.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field AND two
years of mechanical engineering or related experience; OR, Six years
of mechanical engineering or related experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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