Skills Mechanical Engineer near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a mechanical engineer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Mechanical engineers (NOC 21301).


  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems
  • Design power plants, machines and equipment
  • Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
  • Supervise and inspect the installation of mechanical systems
  • Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs
  • Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
  • Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems
  • 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

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Projecting Outcomes
  • Researching and Investigating
  • Planning
  • Analyzing Information
  • Inspecting and Testing
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Management Help - Management
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Supervising
Communication Help - Communication
  • Professional Communicating
  • Advising and Consulting
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Designing


Manufacturing and Production Help - Manufacturing and Production
  • Processing and Production
Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Engineering and Applied Technologies
  • Design
  • Mechanics and Machinery
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