Mechanical engineers specialised in product development can work in any company planning to produce new machines, devices or entire systems made of machines and devices. Typical industries include e.g. mechanical engineering, plant engineering, vehicle construction, power engineering, process engineering, aerospace, electrical engineering, medical technology, safety technology, agrotechnology, food technology, engineering services.
Many mechanical engineers work in mid-sized companies. However, there are also options in larger companies or even in self-employment. Due to increasing intercommunication and interdisciplinary division of labour in production, companies tend to work with specialised external engineering services – to supervise the process of product development. Thus, this field offers more and more interesting job prospects for product developers.