Mechanical Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Mechanical Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Mechanical role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mechanical job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 52% of Mechanical job descriptions contained mechanical as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

mechanical
52%
maintenance
34%
engineering
30%
engineer
30%
fitter
26%
manufacturing
23%
conveyors
23%
assembly
19%
mechanical engineer
19%
electrical
19%
production
15%
mechanical fitter
15%
design
12%
maintenance engineer
12%
hydraulics
12%
machinery
12%
pneumatics
12%
wigan
8%
mechanical engineering
8%
manager
8%
fmcg
8%
supervisor
8%
installation
8%
marine
8%
engineering manager
8%
leeds
8%
blackburn
8%
blackpool
8%
build
8%
multi skilled
8%
burnley
8%
repair
8%
compressors
8%
inventor
8%
machine design
8%
manchester
8%
mechanical maintenance engineer
8%
preston
8%
pumps
8%
mechanical design
8%
farlington
4%
guildford
4%
3d
4%
apprenticeship
4%
fault finding
4%
aerospace engineering
4%
imaging
4%
drawings
4%
heating engineer
4%
cad
4%
rf
4%
collaboration
4%
inspecting
4%
service manager
4%
autocad
4%
inspection
4%
heavy plant
4%
contracts
4%
test
4%
diagnosis
4%
motors
4%
construction
4%
food
4%
design engineer
4%
engineering drawings
4%
navy
4%
hvac
4%
gearboxes
4%
mig
4%
filtration
4%
hydraulic
4%
fabricating
4%
plc's
4%
install
4%
mechanical technician
4%
maritime
4%
maintenance management
4%
multiskilled engineer
4%
machine shop
4%
ppm
4%
installation manager
4%
revit
4%
ndt
4%
mechanical inspection
4%
nvq
4%
project engineer
4%
maintenance manager
4%
maintenance technician
4%
process machinery
4%
portsmouth
4%
camberwell
4%
plant
4%
recruiting
4%
manufacturing technician
4%
repairs
4%
mechanical manager
4%
project
4%
junior
4%
plumber
4%
recruitment
4%
basildon
4%
mechanical systems
4%
shift tech
4%
mechanical supervisor
4%
site-based
4%
london
4%
electronics
4%
sales
4%
bespoke machinery
4%
precision
4%
testing
4%
southampton
4%
mechanic
4%
integration
4%
technician
4%
supply chain
4%
essex
4%
quality assurance
4%
hnc
4%
ashford
4%
multiskilled
4%
tig
4%
with sales
4%
safety standards
4%
nvqs
4%
supervising
4%
city & guilds
4%
operator
4%
trailers
4%
3 phase
4%
tankers
4%
organisational skills
4%
bristol
4%
electrical maintenance
4%
peckham
4%
transport
4%
4o4o
4%
technical qualifications
4%
technical engineering
4%
chichester
4%
fabricator
4%
southbank
4%
welder
4%
days
4%
romford
4%
troubleshooting
4%
field service engineer
4%
trainee
4%
welding
4%
ex forces
4%
aerospace
4%
fareham
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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