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Mechanical designers create machines, products, and new technologies. Mechanical design typically involves the use of computer-aided design software (CAD) and other tools. Mechanical designers should have a knowledge of drafting practices and standards depending on industry and products for which they design. Knowledge such as simple limits tolerancing techniques or geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) may be required. They may design automation and robotics, heating and ventilation or refrigeration. Some of the architecture and government. More than half of mechanical designers are employed in manufacturing-mostly in machinery, transportation equipment, computer and electrical products, fabricated metal products, and other manufacturing industries.

Mechanical designers often work in the following fields:

  • Specialties
    • Oil & Gas
    • Electrical utilities
      • Power plants
      • Wind farms
      • Substation/transmission
    • Manufacturing
    • Architectural & Engineering Firms
    • Land development
    • Medical device manufacturing
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