Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense

Mechanical Engineers 🌱

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Critical Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Nearby Training & Education Providers

University of South Florida

Nearby Employers

  • Aeronautical Systems Engineering, Inc.
  • Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
  • PALL Aeropower
  • PharmaWorks
  • TRU Simulation + Training, Inc.
  • Welbilt (HQ)

🌱 = Green Occupation (Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.)

“51-4011.00 – Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic.” O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4011.00. Accessed 29 October 2019.