For Episode 62 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will learn about: A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineer – Kieran Coleman.

Guest Introduction

Kieran Coleman had anything but a linear career path.

He worked his way up from a shipping clerk in a laser manufacturing company all the way up to a mechanical engineer within his own company.

He experienced many different jobs and filled many different roles in his climb to where he is, and attributes everything to being curious, and willing to learn, try and experiment.

Episode Summary

1. Kieran tells Nissar about his a typical career path into Mechanical Engineering. He talks about his teenage years, and how it all really started back then, and how he was led in a roundabout way to the career he has today.

2. He explains what a mechanical engineer does, and how they work alongside electrical engineers to create machinery. He describes each role, and how they differ from one another, as well as what each designs.

3. He gives a detailed look into his day to day, and how he works within his company to fill the various roles required of him.

4.  He also explains various parts of his business, what he does for clients, and how he works within his team to ensure successful delivery for his clients.

5. Finally he describes what an ideal career path would look like within the industry, and how someone would go about getting their foot in the door. He also leaves off with a great piece of advice.


“All of a sudden I was curious, and I wanted to know more, and I wanted to do more”

“I had no business being in that class. I had no math skills. I had no electrical skills.”

“I promised myself I wouldn’t leave that parking lot until I made 3 phone calls…”

“If you get the job, you need to be able to do it”

“It’s not managing the deadlines as much as managing expectations.”

“get in the door. Listen. Ask Questions. Keep sticking your hand up.”

Links & Resources

To learn more about Kieran Coleman, you can visit his company website Coleman DFM .

You can also connect with him or follow him on  LinkedIn 

Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas ( Soundtrack – Siren Kickback

Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas ( Soundtrack – No Need to Rush    

Written By
Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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