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Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed by consulting firms, by power-generating utilities and in a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries, or they may be self-employed.
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- Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems
- Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems
- Design power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
- Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
- Supervise and inspect the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at construction sites or in industrial facilities
- Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs and provide guidance to industrial maintenance crews
- Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
- Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for industrial construction or maintenance
- Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.
Outlook & Prospects for Mechanical Engineers in Moncton--Richibucto Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Mechanical Engineers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Most mechanical engineers work in the professional business services, utilities and manufacturing industries. Governments seem interested in investing in manufacturing industries that want to improve their production capacity and support "green" (environmental) initiatives. Even though there are not many employment opportunities, the labour market has a need for trained engineers with work experience. In New Brunswick, engineers rely heavily on major projects to provide employment, particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries. For example, the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant strengthened and maintained the workforce in the province. However, this project is drawing to an end, and there are very few major projects on the immediate horizon. Engineers Canada and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) partnered with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to conduct a two-year labour market study of the engineering and technology sector. For more information on this study and on this employment field, visit http://engineerscanada.ca/.
Employment opportunities for Mechanical Engineers may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The MCW Group of Companies has announced that R.E. LeBlanc Consultants of Moncton will be joining their organization. The MCW Maricor team has over 70 employees in Atlantic Canada and is involved in mechanical, electrical and energy consulting.
Week of Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2012
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- ADDIS Group Inc. in Grand Falls receives funding from the provincial government to expand its operations
Week of Jun 04 – Jun 08, 2012
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