How much does a Chief Mechanical Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Chief Mechanical Engineer in the United States is $48 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $45 and $51. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Chief Mechanical Engineer?

Chief Mechanical Engineer and locomotive superintendent are titles applied by British, Australian, and New Zealand railway companies to the person ultimately responsible to the board of the company for the building and maintaining of the locomotives and rolling stock. In Britain, the post of locomotive superintendent was introduced in the late 1830s, and Chief Mechanical Engineer in 1886....

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Crockett Facilities Services - Richmond , VA
Salary: $40-45/hr Chief Engineer - $40-45/hr - Richmond, VA SUMMARY: This position is responsible ... Formal vocational/technical training in maintenance/mechanical/electrical related work preferred
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Talent Hawk Recruiting - Roanoke , VA
We are seeking a candidate having a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on HVAC systems and project designs for buildings. PE registration with the ability to be registered in ...
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RapidFlight, LLC - Manassas , VA
The Mechanical Engineer (ME) strongly contributes to the success of RapidFlight's engineering and development efforts by creating world-class mechanical design contributions. The ME role drives ...
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UNADYN - Fredericksburg , VA
Acts as Project Engineer on selected projects. * Provides application and proposal support for Sales. Qualifications and Education Requirements: * Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 0-5 ...
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StarChase LLC - Virginia Beach , VA
The position is based in the corporate offices in Virginia Beach, VA and reports to the Chief ... Bachelor's in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering * At least 3 years' experience in engineering or ...
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Aspen Technical Staffing, Inc. - Manassas , VA
Performs work with little to no supervision, reviews work of discipline team for acceptability on completion, and act as engineer of record for design packages. Typical responsibilities include: • ...
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