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what would be a good starting position from someone wanting to get a job in mechanical engineering?

like what specific job opportunity would help gain the most and best experience in the field in regards of mechanical engineering? #mechanical-engineering #job

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Austin’s Answer

All experience is good experience. I would try to get into manufacturing first. When you know the manufacturing process, then you will understand the limitations and problems in that area. If you were to get into design later, then your intent is manufacturability. This is something a lot of design engineers have trouble with
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John’s Answer

That would depend on the area of mechanical engineering that you want to focus on. Large structures vs. small mechanisms. analysis and simulation vs. field work etc. You could work at Hasbro designing toys or Raytheon designing warheads. I found that I learned a lot in both reliability engineering and drafting. Learning about real life product requirements is essential.
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Baljinder’s Answer

The starting positions have various titles based on companies. Like Associate engineer,Engineer-1,Product engineer, Junior Engineer. Most of the fresh undergraduate students end up having these kind of similar titles.
But in terms of job responsibilities. The major duties are to do the basic engineering work, either designing something or working on small part of the big projects. Basically companies are preparing you to become independent and gain the basic product knowledge so you will be productive to do you job independently without much of instructions later on. You have to learn a lot of process, polices, estimation of your assigned work(because in most of the meeting the common question you will hear most of the time. I understand what you doing bla bla bla, but by when you will get this done so I can plan further actions) and learn ways to escalate the engineering issues, etc.
Because if I can tell you the way to release 1 simple drw. of part in some organization needs a lot more time as compared to doing the same drw. in college and submitting to you professor. There are sometime 4 to 5 check points in releasing process and then this drw. will release to production to make that part.
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David’s Answer

Aaron - I recommend that when starting out you look for a job that will give you a broad exposure to a lot of experiences. What drew me to heavy industry is the fact that each day would have different challenges and problems to solve. After you find what really gets you excited you can develop a specialization and start to figure out how to do more of that and less of the other stuff.
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