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Mechanical Engineer: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:08)


Mechanical engineer Brad Gross is responsible for quality control at a company that buys raw pipe material and turns it into products. He describes the company's business model.

Mechanical Engineer: Career Beginnings (00:25)

Brad Gross went into the third-generation family business of mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineer: Keys to Success (00:50)

Attention to detail is crucial in mechanical engineering. There are set rules involved, equations, and processes.

Mechanical Engineer: Education and Certification Requirements (02:06)

OSHA classes and certifications are available for mechanical engineers. Certification is available from the American Welding Society. Education is heavy in mathematics and physics.

Mechanical Engineer: Workplace Atmosphere (01:33)

Mechanical engineering can involve extensive travel. Gross currently spends most of his time in the office; hours are long at his firm.

Mechanical Engineer: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:35)

An aspiring mechanical engineer should find a mentor; large firms transfer knowledge between generations.

Mechanical Engineer: A Day on the Job (01:43)

Gross tries to stay available to his employees throughout their 7-3:30 shift and does his paper work later in the day.

Mechanical Engineer: Industry Goals and Services (02:20)

Conversion of coal plants and fracking are a major focus for mechanical engineers. Firms hire mechanical engineers for design needs; knowledge of thermal dynamics is highly valuable.

Mechanical Engineer: Industry Challenges (00:49)

Gross says there is a continuing shortage of mechanical engineers. The industry is not glamorous, but it is the backbone of much of the economy.

Mechanical Engineer: Looking at the Future (01:15)

America's energy market is huge for mechanical engineers, as are the automotive and defense markets. American manufacturing is coming back.

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Mechanical Engineer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a mechanical engineer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Brad Gross talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in the field. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL93208

ISBN: 978-1-64023-215-0

Copyright date: ©2015

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