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Mechanical Systems Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Mechanical Systems Engineer evaluates and optimizes the systems used in mechanical engineering.

Job Outlook

There were 36 Mechanical Systems Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1913 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Mechanical Engineer industry, which includes the Mechanical Systems Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Mechanical Systems Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,434.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,434.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mechanical Systems Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $88,145.

Education and Experience

Posted Mechanical Systems Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6.33%
Bachelor's Degree82.38%
Master's Degree47.46%
Doctoral Degree27.13%
Other2.25%

Posted Mechanical Systems Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years15.55%
3 to 5 years37.06%
6 to 8 years14.34%
9+ years33.06%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mechanical Systems Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (28.8%)
  • Mathematics (26.97%)
  • Management (21.43%)
  • Operations (19.55%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (17.93%)
  • Leadership (14.69%)
  • Problem Solving (13.9%)
  • Planning (11.6%)
  • Writing (11.4%)
  • Innovation (11.34%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Mechanical Design (26.51%)
  • Chemistry (20.04%)
  • Systems Engineering (27.3%)
  • Computer Science (22.15%)
  • Mechanical Systems (57.13%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (59.55%)
  • Physics (27.09%)
  • Export Control (21.2%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Supplier Development (8.94%)
  • AutoCAD (10.78%)
  • Aerospace Engineering (13.89%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (26.09%)
  • 3D Modeling (14.89%)
  • Fabrication (10.1%)
  • HVAC (9.78%)
  • Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) (16.94%)
  • Control Systems (8.89%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (14.94%)
  • Electrical Engineering (12.78%)
  • Construction (4.73%)
  • Configuration Management (3.42%)
  • Engineering Design Process (16.78%)
  • Design Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (1.95%)
  • Electrical Systems (8.84%)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (11.1%)
  • Hydraulics (11.47%)
  • Electromechanics (9.57%)
  • Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing (7.31%)
  • Project Management (15.31%)
  • Heat Exchanger (8.42%)
  • MATLAB (10.26%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (8.57%)
  • Subsystems (7.47%)
  • Valves (Piping) (7.05%)
  • Test Planning (7.52%)
  • Systems Design (27.77%)
  • Prototyping (9.21%)
  • Siemens NX (8.73%)
  • New Product Development (12.15%)
  • Technical Documentation (3.47%)
  • Thermal Management (7.31%)
  • Systems Integration (10.89%)
  • SAP Applications (5.94%)
  • Commissioning (4.1%)
  • Design Documentation (11.78%)
  • Structural Analysis (5.37%)
  • PTC Creo (CAD Suite) (11.94%)
  • Thermal Analysis (8%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Physics (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Mechanical Systems Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Mechanical Systems Design and Analysis Engineer
  • Mechanical Systems Design Engineer
  • Principal Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Fluid Systems Engineer
  • Design and Analysis Engineer
  • Technical Systems Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Principal Systems Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Mechanical Systems Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Boeing (301)
  • Northrop Grumman (115)
  • Raytheon Technologies (57)
  • Tesla (53)
  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated (36)
  • Actalent (30)
  • Randstad (24)
  • Honeywell International (23)
  • Blue Origin (22)
  • Black & Veatch (21)

North Carolina

  • Honda (4)
  • Actalent (3)
  • GE Vernova (2)
  • Volvo (2)
  • Black & Veatch (2)
  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated (2)
  • American Honda Motor Company (2)
  • The Structures Company (2)
  • Andritz (2)
  • Wolfspeed (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!