2144-Mechanical Engineers

Job Title: 

Mechanical Engineers

Job Description: 

Mechanical engineers conduct research; advise on, design, and direct production of machines, ships, machinery and industrial plant, equipment and systems, advise on and direct their functioning, maintenance and repair; or study and advise on mechanical aspects of particular materials, products or processes.


Tasks include:

  • advising on and designing machinery and tools for manufacturing, mining, construction, agricultural, and other industrial purposes
  • advising on and designing steam, internal combustion and other non-electric motors and engines used for propulsion of railway locomotives, road vehicles or aircraft, or for driving industrial or other machinery
  • advising on and designing hulls, superstructures and propulsion systems of ships; mechanical plant and equipment for the release, control and utilisation of energy; heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems, steering gear, pumps, and other mechanical equipment
  • advising on and designing airframes, undercarriages and other equipment for aircraft as well as suspension systems, brakes, vehicle bodies and other components of road vehicles
  • advising on and designing non-electrical parts of apparatus or products such as word processors, computers, precision instruments, cameras and projectors
  • establishing control standards and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and safety of machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment, or systems
  • ensuring that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Aeronautical engineer
Naval architect
Marine engineer (shore-based)
Mechanical engineer

This unit group excludes

Marine engineering officer (3151)

Specific Occupations: 

Mechanical engineer (general)

Industrial machinery and tools engineer

Marine engineer (shore-based)

Naval architect

Aeronautical engineer

Automotive engineer

Air-conditioning/Refrigeration engineer

Other mechanical engineers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore