SPIDER WEB theory for entry level Mechanical Engineer

what is SPIDER WEB theory? In College, we learned a lot of technical expertise to be an excellent mechanical engineer.  With this technical knowledge and set of technical skill, we should be able to design, develop, manufacture the product and test it. However, that is not enough to boost our career in the industry.  We need to learn and practise some soft skills. More you learn and practice, probability of success increase. When  we were hired by a company as an entry level mechanical engineer, we need to learn soft skill named spider web theory. This soft skill explains about strategic steps to grow up our connections. We need to assess all related team or people that influence our work achievement. Then we need to make smooth and fruitful interaction with this people. Let say, I was hired as a junior maintenance engineer in a petrochemical company. My role and responsibility are to maintain static equipment in a ammonia plant. My supervisor is a Maintenance manager in Maintenance team consist of 4 sub-team as mentioned below mechanical (maintenance) engineering, 4 employees electrical and instrumentation engineering, 4 employees mechanical technician, 20 employees electrical and instrumentation technician, 12 employees. In this team,[…]

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Mechanical Engineering Quotes

quotes of mechanical engineering, the four engineering branches According to wikipedia, engineering is considered to consist of the four major branches of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Some people think that the Mechanical engineering community is the broadest and oldest community around these 4 branches. This community mostly deals with engineering mathematics, physics, and materials science or material engineering to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. When you just graduated from mechanical engineering study, what was your dream? did you have a special quote from the mechanical engineer student? My first dream was I got a job whatever the salary. At that time, I did not concern to pursue high salary. Normally, a freshly graduated engineer pursue a job to increase his working experience and knowledge. After he worked for 3 – 5 years, he would have a set of skill to find a better job with a higher salary. A fresh graduate engineer must understand his strength and use it to get the optimum salary. In a Petrochemical company, mostly an employee with Process Engineering or Chemical Engineering background has better opportunity to get a better career than Mechanical Engineer. In a trading company, an[…]

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Opportunity for Master of Mechanical engineering

Master of mechanical engineering After graduated from Master of mechanical engineering study, we were hired by company in entry level. Soon or later, we will face 2 options in pursuing our career. We may choose technical specialist or we take a structural position such as supervisor or manager. Which one is better? It depends on success criteria that we have. Most structural position or leadership position, will have a little bit technical jobs. They will manage a team consisted a group of people with different background. They will prepare a “score card” in the beginning of year and then make sure their team achieve all “score card” by the end of year. The scorecard will be aligned with company objective. Master of Mechanical engineering career At the other side, if we choose technical specialist career path, we need a higher education, technical training and certification or join technical forum etc to mastering technical knowledge. We may not lead a group of people. This position may not require strong leadership skill. Unfortunately , mostly the quantity of senior technical position is lower than leadership position. There are multinational company that provide a large group of senior technical expert. This group may[…]

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Young, smart and diligent… fresh graduate engineer

fresh graduate engineer As long as I became an engineer, I was a mentor for 5 apprentices. 2 persons are already employed as engineers at an Oil and Gas Operating Company and 1 person working in an oil and gas Service Company. They got the job very easily, in a matter of months since graduating from college. They have the same characteristics. Young, smart and diligent. They have almost perfect academic score as fresh graduate engineer. The world of work is full of competition. Only people who are ready to face the competition will succeed. Wise man say “if you fail to prepare a job, you are preparing for the job’s failure“. And sad but true, your rival is waiting for you to fail. There are several criteria that need to be considered by students of mechanical engineering or other engineering in order to have an acceptable job opportunity when graduated from college. This criteria I got from some leaders who often do interviews. Smart.  This is the most important and basic thing. Every leader would want to have a smart member so as to contribute as much as possible. Smart employees, can solve problems or obstacles by themselves without[…]

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