Is a heavy equipment mechanic the same as a heavy duty mechanic?
My school offers a heavy duty mechanic course but not heavy equipment mechanic, are these the same things?
Question answered by Ralph
Not really, heavy duty normally means large trucks, buses, tractor trailer rigs and such, whereas heavy equipment means, earth moving, agricultural and material handling equipment, quite a bit more involved due to the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems, and a regular school would not have the resources to teach it in most cases, you'd have to go to a trade school that specialized in heavy equipment.
What douse a mechanical engineering do?
This might sound stupid but a really want to be an mechanical engineer but a don't know what they Actually do?
Question answered by Al
We use google and the buttons ctrl-c and ctrl-v
Mechanical Engineers touch almost every aspect of technology. They create machines, products and technological systems that benefit society. Mechanical engineers work in industry, business, government and universities. Some work for large companies, others are part of small firms, or even work for themselves.
The mechanical engineering field is so diverse that each mechanical engineer does things somewhat differently from his or her colleagues. Still, most mechanical engineers focus on one of three broad areas of technology:
ENERGY. Mechanical engineers are concerned about the mechanics of energy - how it is generated, stored and moved. Many mechanical engineers are employed in industries that produce and deliver electrical power, natural gas and oil. Mechanical engineers are also developing solar energy, wind energy and geothermal systems to supplement and eventually replace conventional fuels. They are also concerned with energy use, including developing more fuel-efficient cars, motors and appliances. Other mechanical engineers focus on the effects of heat energy on systems and machines.
MANUFACTURING. Mechanical engineers develop the machines that process materials into products. In business these engineers are concerned with designing and building machines and systems of machines that improve operating efficiency. Automation, air pollution control, materials handling and plant engineering are all areas of interest for mechanical engineers in manufacturing.
DESIGN MECHANICS. Mechanical engineers are concerned with designing devices used by consumers and industry. Household appliances, automobiles, computer hardware, plant equipment, spacecraft, airplanes - anything that uses mechanical motion - are all designed by mechanical engineers, and often in cooperation with other types of engineers and other specialists. One area of increasing attention by mechanical engineers who specialize in design mechanics is medical bio-technology. In this field, mechanical engineers are the "motion specialists" on design teams that include doctors and biologists. The design, fabrication and installation of artificial body parts - particularly artificial limbs - demand the knowledge of how things move, how they can be designed to withstand stress, and what materials will provide adequate strength and still be compatible with the human body.
What are the kind of job profiles that mechanical engineers take up ?
I want to know more about the profession they work as and the pay...but pay is not important as long as there is job satisfaction....i am a student doing bachelors degree and i would be a mechanical engineer after some time so please help :) :) :) Thanks
Question answered by Mark M
Engineers are problem solvers. We have a great deal of autonomy in our work. Some people work for the man. More often than not, the engineer is the man. That leads to better than average job satisfaction. Half of all engineers are not doing engineering by age 50, we wander into other areas. Sometimes management, teaching.
Mechanical engineers tend to work on things that move, air, water, Buick's. On one project I worked on the mechanical engineers were designing the cooling system for a high tech plant They had a chilled water system for part of it. How do you design the cooling towers when the outside temp goes from 0 to 120 degrees. How can you valve on and off the system when daily temp can swing 40 degrees. And through all this, the cooling water had to stay at 50 degrees with no deviation, while handling a large heat load.
I had to calculate the heat load at this plant, every piece of equipment gave off heat, and calculate the heat load calculation. The chillers and air handlers could handle the heat load, but the HVAC designer had undersized all the duct work. That was an expensive fix.
I have moved to Victoria on a Permanent resident with 10 of Mech Exp - best way of finding a suitable job?
10 years Mechanical engineering Exp
3 years worked in UAE for projects like Airport Expansion,Emirates Hangar,Aluminium also experience in Material Handling equipments.
Holding a mechanical engineering degree please suggest best ways to find a suitable job .
Currently residing in Victoria
Are there more oppurtunities in Brisbane should i try in Brisbane
Question answered by Stephan M
Currently the best jobs would be in mining. That means outback Western Australia. However that doesn't mean you can't find any in Melbourne or Brisbane. They just don't pay quite as well.
Take a look a Seek. There are lots of jobs out there, it is an employee's market at the moment.
what is the quality difference between hand forged katana and tempered katana?
What differences are there in the quality between hand forged weapons and mechanical tempered weapons? Why are the tempered ones illegal for retail in the uk, is it solely because they are cheaper to make?
Question answered by M&m
I am afraid I could only find aa difference printed in relation to cutlery, you would have to look at the difference in price between a hand forged and a tempered katana.
A forge is what a blacksmith uses to heat metal in order to shape it. Hand forged means the metal was heated and shaped by hand, not machine (as in a steel factory.) The term hand forged has come to mean created by hand, without a machine. It applies to metals, but I have also heard it used for other materials.
Tempering is a heat treatment technique for metals and alloys. In steels, tempering is done to "toughen" the metal. It is made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"
FORGED: This is the top of the line in quality. It's one of the oldest methods of construction using handcraftsmanship, producing the strongest and sharpest blade.
Tempered, blades are tempered sharpened, and finished, but machines handle most of the process. The blade of a stamped knife is fitted into its handle and is not considered one fluid piece of equipment. They are usually thinner, lighter and lack the balance of forged knives; therefore, requiring a firmer grip and more pressure when chopping, mincing, etc.They are usually priced lower than forged.
How long to wait and ship out for the Air Force?
I went to MEPS exactly a month ago and I picked Space Systems Operations, Aircraft Loadmaster, Cyber Surety (Security), Electrical Systems, and Aircrew Flight Equipment. I went Open general as well. Its been a month now and I haven't heard anything. How long can I expect for one of these jobs to open up?
Question answered by LarrySmile
Did the recruiter explain to you when you signed the DEP paperwork (Delayed Enlistment Program) that you can be in that program - waiting - for UP TO 12 months before you get to go to basic training?
If you don't get to go to basic training within the 12 month period then the DEP expires and you are released to visit any other service branch.
Now, "usually" people are reporting back on Yahoo Answers that they have waitied between 6 - 8 months to get to ship out to basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.
So, you should NEVER quit your day job NOR even tell your employer that you are going into the miltiary. It is none of their business until you give them 2 weeks notice of leaving your job. Otherwise, you might not get promoted or you might even be given "less hours."
Now, you can not mix/match jobs from different MAGE aptitude areas.
If you are enlisting into the GENERAL aptitude area then ONLY those 68 jobs that are coded as GENERAL aptitudes will be available for you.
NOT IN GENERAL: You can NOT get one of these jobs.
Electrical Systems is in Electronics. Not available to you. (6 month school at Sheppard AFB, TX)
Aircrew Flight Equipment is in Mechanical. Not available to you. (56 day school at Sheppard AFB, TX)
Space Systems Operator is in Electronics. Not available to you. (1 month school at Vandenberg AFB, CA)
Aircraft Loadmaster is in General. This IS available to you. (3 month school at Lackland AFB TX and then at McCord AFB, WA for survival training on what to do if your plane crashed in the water or on land, etc.)
Cyber Surety is in General. This IS available to you. (40 days school at Keesler AFB, MS)
I suggest that you revisit www.airforce.com and ONLY look at the jobs in the General Aptitude Area. You can ONLY get a job in this area.
There are 68 different jobs; 18 jobs are medical; 2 jobs are dental, cops, fireman, fuels, bomb handling (EOD) explosive ordinance disposal/destruction (you find land mines and bombs); legal office, public affairs, Services (gym, billeting/dorms, food service, morturary affairs); etc.
You don't wait for a job to "open up." You wait for a spot at basic training. AF recruites "about" 32,000 new airmen a year. That translates to ONLY about 2 people a month from every recruiting station. You are waiting for a spot in basic training.
THEN, in your 2nd week you sit down for about 10 minutes with a personnel guy/gal and they will ask you for your list of your TOP 10 job choices from "GENERAL" aptitude area. THEN, just before you graduate from basic training you will learn what GENERAL job you were assigned to learn and study and what school will be starting up the week after you graduate from basic training.
Jobs are driven by the Technical School Pipeline. If a school is not starting up then you don't get that job choice. You can't wait months for a school to open up. That's why you give them 10 choices. You may get your 1st choice or 10th choice or NONE of your choices.
I got my 2nd choice back in 1961.
Don't even "think" that AF jobs are assigned like civilian jobs. Even in the other services our AF jobs are not assigned the same way they do theirs. The AF ALWAYS does everything differently than the Army/Navy/Marines/Coast Guard. Don't listen to people outside the AF to advise you on AF jobs. They can only talk about "THEIR" service.
Rarely does the AF guarantee a job and disrupt the school pipeline flow. Everybody goes: "OPEN." Only the Army will guarantee a job before enlistment.
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)
What is a Mechanical handling system?
I've been trying to search what it is google but nothing is coming up!
What is the operation of the system?
Question answered by Haytham S
You want ''Materials Handling System/equipments''
Material handling equipment is all equipment that relates to the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. Material handling equipment is the mechanical equipment involved in the complete system. Material handling equipment is generally separated into four main categories: storage and handling equipment, engineered systems, industrial trucks, and bulk material handling.
Who designed the international airport in Tehran, Iran?
Is their a web site on the airport itself that describes how many gates it has, it's cargo capacity, number of employees that work there, and number of passengers it handles each year?
Question answered by H
Tehran Airport, Iran, Head Office Building, Tehran
Tel: +98 (0)21 6693 0934
Fax: +98 (0)21 6693 0934
Managing Director: Ghorbanali Chegonian +98 (0)21 602 5343
Operations Director: Hojatalah Saemian
Finance Manager: Ali Aujani +98 (0)21 603 5397
Marketing Manager: Ali Aujani +98 (0)21 603 5397
Cargo Manager: Bahram Ahmadi +98 (0)21 603 6344
Passenger Manager: Bahram Ahmadi +98 (0)21 603 6344
Air Traffic Controller: ATS Bureau +98 (0)21 465 9307
Public Relations Manager: Abdullah Mollahoseini +98 (0)21 603 6249
Security Manager: Masud Samani +98 (0)21 601 4064
Import & Export: Ahmad Mansouri
Operator: Iran Airports Co
Airport Data: International, Position 35°41´20"N, 051°18´53"E, Elevation 1,210m (3,969ft), 24 hours, 4 Passenger Terminals, 1 Cargo Terminal, 34 Aircraft Stands Traffic 1998 1999
Passenger throughput 8,558,373 8,585,714
Cargo handled (tonnes) 53,371 96,908
Cargo handled (1000s lbs) 117,661 213,643
Aircraft movements 98,073 96,908
Airfield Data: 2 Runways, Fire Category 9
Emergency Services: Available as Fire Cat
Navigational Aids: Radar (SSR DPSR) VOR, DME, TACAN, SHORAN, NDB
Airfield Restrictions: Turn to the north of airport is prohibited
Noise Restrictions: No take off from 22:00-06:00 LMT
Aircraft Maintenance: Available by main carrier Iranair
Runway 1: Heading 11L/29R, 3,046m (9,993ft), 55/F/A/W/T, ICAO Cat. 4E, Aircraft size max: B747-400, AN-124, ILS, Lighting: App and Rwy edge light
Runway 2: Heading 11R/29L, 1,231m (4,038ft), 50/F/A/X/T, ICAO Cat. 4E, Aircraft size max: B747-200, Lighting: App and Rwy edge light
Cargo Facilities: Capacity 96,908tonnes (213,643,000lbs), Warehouse 15,000m² (161,458sq ft), Bonded Warehouse, Transit Zone, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Handling, Animal Quarantine, Health Officials, X-Ray Equipment, Security for Valuables, Very Large/Heavy Cargo, Express/Courier Centre, Handling Equipment
Customs Tel: +98 (0)21 646 7589
Fax: +98 (0)21 959028
Op. Hours: 24 hours
General Director: Mendi Amrollani
Cargo Handling Agents: Iran Air
Passenger Facilities: Annual Capacity 8,585,214, 50 check-in desks, 12 gates, 3 airbridges, 8 baggage claim belts, 2 short term parking spaces, 1 Airport Hotel, Post Office, Bank, Bureau de Change, Restaurants, Cafeterias, VIP Lounge, Duty Free Shop, Newsagent/Tobacconist, Gift Shop, Travel Agent, Tourist Help Desk, Car Rental, Taxi Service/Rank, First Aid, Disabled Access/Facilities, Business Centre
Additional Information: New arrivals hall of 4000m² for domestic passengers opened in 2000.
Tehran , Iran
Architect/Designer: Tippetts, Abbett, McCarthy & Stratton
m. pl. sec. dia.; p.98-99; Mar 87
The official side of MehrAbad Airport is under construction right now.
What do multidisciplinary engineering firms do?
Do engineers who do work in these types of firms work on a wide range of projects. From structural, mechanical and aerospace. If not, are there any firms that do work on wide range of projects.
Question answered by Tim C
I work for a mechanical/electrical/structural engineering firm. We do a range of projects. We do all of the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical for our state's new highway rest areas. We do a variety of projects in steam power plants. We design material handling for coal, ash, and grain. We design HVAC retrofits and improvements for public and industrial buildings. We design emergency generator systems. We have designed fire sprinkler systems.
Another part of our business is forensic engineering for insurance companies. Yesterday I went to a burnt house observing physical evidence working for the insurance company of the manufacturer of a fireplace that may or may not have caused the fire. We often are examining electrical equipment. We have done several pieces of construction and farm machinery that were involved in accidents.
How to prevent back injury while doing heavy industrial job?
I am concernedaboutt back injurybecausee sometimes we have to lift heavy industrial metals which sometimes resulted in back pain. I just want to know how to avoid injury. Is there any safety equipment available which can prevent from back injury.
Question answered by Melissa K
Test the load. Test the weight of the load prior to lifting to be sure it can be moved safely. Ask for help or use a mechanical lifting device.
Back belts are not a substitute for proper lifting habits. Most studies show that they do not prevent back injuries and may give false confidence.
Bend at the knees, not at the waist.
Get a good grip on the object with elbows bent. Use grips or handles if available.
Keep the lower back in its normal arched position while lifting. An arched back distributes forces more evenly on support structures.
Bring the load as close to the body as possible. This reduces stress and keeps your back from acting as the fulcrum. Use both arms and bend at the elbows.
Keep the head and shoulders up and tighten the abdominal muscles as the lifting motion begins. This causes the abdominal cavity to become a weight-bearing structure and decreases the load on the spine.
Lift with the legs and stand up in a smooth, even motion. Decrease lower back stress by using the strength of the legs to straighten the knees and hips.
Use your arms and legs to bear weight, not your back. Always use the largest muscles; for example, use the palms, not the fingertips, to bear the weight.
Pivot on your feet if a change in direction is necessary.
To set a load down, squarely face the spot where the load is to rest and bend your knees, feet apart.
Avoid reaching above shoulder height. Use a stool or ladder instead.
Limit the number of lifts in one day.