Mechanical Engineer
Chadi Asaker

About the job:

What you do

As a Mechanical Engineer, you design and develop a wide range of mechanical devices, equipment and systems such as engines or air conditioning systems. You make sure these devices and equipment function properly. You also test them to find possible faults and then resolve them.

The tough stuff
  • Studying Mechanical Engineering can be difficult because the field is vast and so is the syllabus
  • When making a design, you have to balance between the needs of the client, the environment, and the people using the structure
  • You have to be ready to defend your structural decisions when showing them to a client
The cool stuff
  • Mechanical Engineering has many technical problems that are interesting to solve
  • You become a good problem solver
  • Good job and monetary prospects
  • The skills you gain, you can use in other industries too
Typical work hours
  • 40 Hours per week
  • 20% night & weekends
  • Travel limited

Most mechanical engineers work regular hours but you may work longer hours depending on projects and deadlines.

You may be on a shift system, which could include evenings and weekends.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Good With Numbers
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization in a specific field such as Heating/Air Conditioning
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

This video sits us down with Chady, who tells us about how his passion for planes, trains and automobiles lead him to a career as a mechanical engineer. The field is huge, and gives you way more to work on than just modes of transportation, just like Chady will show. Catch this video to get the inside scoop on what it takes to make it as a mechanical engineer, and how to hang with the smartest minds in the physics and math fields.


Chady studied Mechanical Engineering at the Lebanese University and he has been practicing in the field ever since. He now leads the mechanical engineering department at Avantis Engineering.  In his spare time, Chady used to play chess to exercise his mind, and football to exercise his body.