7 Things You Need To Know About A Mechanical Engineer (check out number 6!)

After catching up with our master mechanical engineer, Somesh War; we thought you should know more about what mechanical engineers do and how crucial their expertise and passion is to tank manufacturing. 

1. Mechanical Engineers have to be natural problem solvers.  Once a customer comes to us with their requirements and our estimating manager puts all the proposal and costs together, a mechanical engineer has to provide the solutions.  

Each customer has their own unique set of requirements and the mechanical engineer has to take all that information around what will be stored, how big the tanks need to be, what materials need to be used etc and put the plan together around how that will work so the tanks do the job they were built to do. 
All tanks have strict standards they need to reach around safety and compliance so it’s a job that has a lot of responsibility to get the job done to the exact requirements for all parties involved. 

2. Mechanical Engineers have to be calm under pressure.  A mechanical engineer is the “go-to” person who takes an idea from the customer and works with both the estimating manager and the fabrication team to make it happen.  They have to have a can-do attitude working out every aspect and angle of the job.

3. Mechanical Engineers have to be a bit of a “jack or jackie of all trades”. Mechanical Engineers don’t just have to think about making sure tanks, for example, get built - they have to make sure they comply and are build to exact industry standards. These industry standards cover everything from safety right through to quality and sustainability.  From manufacture right through to installation, every single detail that has been created in the design phase has to be done to exact requirements in following stages too.

4. Mechanical Engineers have to be perfectionists.  Ask anyone who knows a Mechanical Engineer and they will tell you they are perfectionists.  It’s part of the job because it’s crucial each and every job is completed correctly. Their eye for detail across the different phases is crucial.

5. Mechanical Engineers have to be good communicators. Communication skills are vital.  A mechanical engineer with good communication skills is worth their weight in gold. Why? Because they’re involved in the whole project which means they have to deal with a lot of different personalities and people in different roles and that means a lot of “translating” going on.  

6. Mechanical Engineers need to learn advisory skills.  Mechanical engineers are involved in the research and design part of the job but they are also involved in the monitoring and overseeing operations so they have to be confident advisors as well as designers.  There’s a certain amount of guidance and support that’s taking place on every tank manufacturing project.

7. Last but not least, your mechanical engineer isn’t just there at the start of any tank manufacturing project - they’re there to the finish line too at the installation and beyond stages.  

Once a tank as been installed, Brisbane Tank Manufacturing don’t just walk away.  We make sure we’re there to support, offer any other services that need doing like maintenance and mechanical engineers, like Somesh at Brisbane Tank become an integral part of our customers external team.  It’s something we’re extremely proud of. 

When you need a highly professional and experienced team for your tank manufacturing contact Brisbane Tank Manufacturing to find out more.