Mechanical Engineer - Entry Level

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Nov 22, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Description of Company

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have nearly 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.


The person in this position will work with multidisciplinary project teams providing mechanical engineering and related technical expertise. Work may include collecting field information; completing engineering calculations and analyses; selecting equipment and components; preparing design drawings and specifications; writing technical reports; preparing sketches for system arrangement; and developing details of designs.

Project work will involve the design of mechanical systems, such as bulk materials handling equipment; process piping and pumping; industrial ventilation; industrial machinery and equipment; and building systems for industrial processing facilities, power plants, fuels piping, mining facilities, and other heavy industrial environments. Work will involve short duration, out-of-town travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering with academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant experience
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification, or ability to obtain within one year
  • Familiarity with CAD design software and Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, and Project
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a project team in an environment that encourages self-initiative
  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, including engineering internships
  • Experience with computer data analysis or calculations using Mathcad or Excel
  • Experience working in consulting or industrial settings
  • Experience with AutoCAD, CADWorx, or MicroStation

NOTE: Some work locations will feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and industrial facilities. The role may occasionally require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to working on these sites. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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