Plant & Mechanical Engineer

Plant & Mechanical Engineer

Plant and Mechanical Engineers design, install and repair plant machinery and parts.


The Role

  • Designing and implementing equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability
  • Investigating and testing ideas to improve existing systems or to overcome machinery problems
  • Making parts and installing and testing machinery
  • Carrying out maintenance and identifying and repairing faults in equipment
  • Solving complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers
  • Managing projects
  • Planning and designing new production processes
  • Working with other professionals, within and outside the engineering sector
  • Monitoring and commissioning plant and systems

Salary

  • Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 - £50,000.00

Salaries will vary depending on location / employer. 


Qualifications and Training

To get into mechanical engineering you will usually be required to have a degree.

Degrees in mechanical engineering, engineering science, aeronautical engineering, agricultural engineering, computer-aided engineering, manufacturing engineering or nuclear engineering are looked upon favourably by employers.

It is useful if your first degree or masters is accredited by a relevant professional body, such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as it can help you to achieve the status of chartered engineer at a later date.

It is possible to enter the career as a trainee without a degree but you would need to build up the necessary skills and knowledge, and possibly take higher qualifications, to work up to the role of mechanical engineer.


Vacancies

Check out the latest Plant & Mechanical Engineer vacancies: 

As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!

Find out more

For information on job roles in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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