A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Mechanical Engineer job summary
We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer who can deliver detailed analytical concepts and then back up those concepts with written justification. The Mechanical Engineer will act as a mentor to the Junior Engineers on staff and create a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development. The successful candidate for this position will be able to take a project from the conceptual stage through to completion, taking into account budgeting and operational considerations.
Mechanical Engineer responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
Examples of Mechanical Engineer responsibilities
Perform initial and ongoing design reviews
Deliver documentation offering a critical analysis and suggestions for correcting errors
Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies
Submit a scope of work for each project that includes budgetary numbers and the goal of each project
Develop CAD project drawings and review drawings from junior team members for accuracy
Collaborate with Project Managers to develop an accurate accounting of all engineering hours required for various types of internal projects
Mechanical Engineer qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education,