Excel Engineer or Mechanical Engineer

Most graduates of mechanical engineer must master some mechanical software such as AUTO CAD, PV ELITE or CAESAR etc. but few can understand Microsoft Excel well. Some do not understand the existing features in Microsoft excel so he cannot provide added value to his career in the workplace. When the Mechanical Engineer is confronted with a technical case to process hundreds or thousands of data, he is forced to learn about the features in Microsoft Excel. In my office, people who are excellent at using Microsoft Excel to analyze data, can make better conclusions about technical problems. He can work faster and more productively. Microsoft Excel brings added value to his work. Such a person with such expertise we call the Excel engineer. People like this, sometimes his career is better than a mechanical engineer who can only calculate the stress of material, strain and thickness of material with technical[…]

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Competition for Facility Engineer

Facility Engineer (FE) is job family for a large group of engineer handling surface equipment in Oil and Gas Industry. In this group, we have some job titles that self explanatory such as FE-Mechanical, FE-Process, FE-Asset Integrity, FE-Reliability, FE-Project , FE-Corrosion etc. If you hold a bachelor degree of mechanical engineering, you have good opportunity to apply these roles. FE-Corrosion for example, they will monitor corrosion occurred in all facilities and then propose some solution programs to control it. The program is called effective if the cost for controlling corrosion is much cheaper than damage cost and cost of production loss when we do not make some program. The candidate of FE-Corrosion mostly come from Mechanical engineering, Process Engineer or Material engineering background. FE-Project candidate mostly came from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering , Civil Engineering and Process engineering background. To win the competition in this role, you need additional soft[…]

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How to be the best Mechanical Engineer

The [ way to get the ] the best people is always you train them , said Jack Ma. When you graduated from Mechanical Engineering University, do you thought you have all required skill to be the best Mechanical engineer? of course not. College give us some knowledge and set of skill to be Mechanical Engineer. At least, they prepared us to get a good job in industry. What is the next step after we are hired by a company? First, we need to know the required set of skill in our new role. Second, we figure out the visions of success to measure our progress. Third, we conduct gap assessment and the last is prepare training plan. Below is example of metric used for Asset Integrity Engineer or Facility Engineer – Asset Integrity. Some company may have enough budget to train new employee. But some company do not provide[…]

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