Shane Lowney has made a long and lucrative career out of working as a mechanical engineer in Tampa Bay, Florida. Lowney was not daunted by the vast engineering field and the competitive classwork at the Florida Institute of Technology and he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. Since he graduated, he has moved to Tampa Bay, gotten married, and worked for Under the Bridge Engineering, in addition to his side work as a freelancer engineer for various clients in the area. Here is how to get started in mechanical engineering:
1.Education. All mechanical engineers need at least a bachelor’s degree in the field before they can find work. Shane Lowney worked hard to earn his degree from FIT, which is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.
2.Obtain an engineering license. All states in the United States require all engineers to be certified with a state license. After graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, those like Shane Lowney are required to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam provided by the National Council for Engineering and Surveying. After four years of working in the field, engineers can take the Principles and Practices of Engineering to become Professional Engineers.
3.Obtain certification. Certifications such as those given by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers allow engineers to show competence in one or two specific fields.
Shane Lowney earned the education, licensure, and certification to be an excellent mechanical engineer for Under the Bridge Engineering, a local Tampa company that has come into prominence over the years for its excellent work with many different manufacturing clients. Lowney also runs his own freelancing business on nights and weekends.