Mechanical Designers create designs and technical drawings for mechanical devices and equipment. They work closely with engineers and other professionals to create and improve manufacturing systems or processes and develop drawings for a wide variety of machines including computers and buildings. Mechanical designers typically work in an office setting, reviewing specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts. The majority of mechanical designers work for architectural or engineering services firms, while some work within the manufacturing industry as well.
Mechanical Designers, or drafters, work with engineers to turn their roughly sketched designs into technical drawings. These are then used during production, which is why designers include any manufacturing procedures in their schematics.
Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
Create images or other visual displays.
Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
Verify mathematical calculations.
Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
Discuss designs or plans with clients.
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.