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MECHANICAL ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER: Making things work

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Ryan is a mechanical engineer at San Francisco International Airport

Degree: Engineering-Related Technologies
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Employer: San Francisco International Airport

Job Summary: Mechanical Engineers

Job Description

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$50,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Mathematical skills

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