Mechanical Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

Job Description

Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Canadian mechanical engineers have delivered many important technological advances for forest industries, including designing harvesting equipment and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you get to show o­ your green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills will burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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This job is right for you if...

  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You want to make a diff­erence working in a green job
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You like machines
  • You like getting to the root cause of breakdowns

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

You have to earn a mechanical engineering degree from a university to work as a mechanical engineer. Students graduating from undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering often choose to become certified as professional engineers. It means you are licensed to practice engineering, and that you’re a full-fledged member of the engineering profession. Many mechanical engineering programs o­ffer co-op work experience. This means you can earn money while you’re a student and also find out first-hand why choosing a career in the forest products industry is worthwhile.

Carleton University
Southeast Regional College
University of Victoria

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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