Pay and Remuneration
Entry-level salaries range from about Rs 2.0 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per annum. Pay hikes depend on your performance and any additional skills you acquire. A mechanical engineer with five to nine years’ work experience makes about Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh per annum. Senior level people are paid very handsomely.
Henry Ford: The founder of Ford motor company was a mechanical engineer.
Verghese Kurien: The father of Indian white revolution was a mechanical engineer.
Anil Kumble : Indian cricketer is also a mechanical engineer.
A Day in Life
The average day of a mechanical engineer working in the R&D division of an automobile company:
7.30 am: Leave for office
8 am: Breakfast at office canteen
8.15 am: Look at the day’s activities in the week plan
8.45 pm: Departmental meeting with section head to discuss problems, progress, field complaints or testing issues
9.15 am: Tea break
9.25 am to 1.15 pm: Talk to design and testing teams about the points discussed in the morning meeting. Check drawings of parts under development, made by CAD (computer-aided design) engineers. Go through the simulation and analysis report prepared by design engineers (who are mostly mechanical engineers and some auto engineers)
1.15 pm: Lunch
1.45 pm: Visit testing lab. Monitor progress of products (e.g. steering, chassis under development)
6.30 pm: Leave for the day
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