Mechanical Engineers help to bring your company’s designs and plans to life. Whether they’re creating new systems, tools or equipment from scratch or patching up and enhancing existing products. They’re the individuals who make your ideas a reality.
These are the skills a Mechanical Engineer should have:
• Ability to research and input into project design plans.
• Skilled with mechanical tools and machinery.
• Excellent knowledge of safety processes and practices.
• Ability to use design software.
• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Interviewing a Mechanical Engineer
A Mechanical Engineer has input into many aspects of your company’s processes, from ideation and design to bringing your products into reality. Therefore, you need to ensure you’re hiring someone who is up for this challenging workload.
So, we’ve put together a list of questions to be used at the start of their interview process. This makes it easy for you to decide whether to move forward with them to the next stages.
Since these questions are for use early on in the interview process, they are a little general. For later-stage interviews, more specific business questions may be needed.
How to open the job interview
Making your Mechanical Engineer unnecessarily nervous before the interview is a sure-fire way to shoot yourself in the foot. A nervous candidate can’t give their best answers or let their personality shine through.
Instead, you should try to put your candidate at ease and allow for a naturally flowing conversation. This can be done by opening the interview with some friendly, easier questions.