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[…]

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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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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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Entry level Mechanical Engineer must learn Process Piping code ASME B31.3

Some of mechanical engineering students  learns basic design of piping and pipeline in college. we must learn some piping and pipeline code in industry that we never get it in college. The most popular piping code is ASME B31.3 that used in process piping and ASME B31.1 for power piping. Process piping is a piping system installed inside a plant that used to connect equipment. This Code has the intent to be an engineering requirement in designing a safe piping system in both design and installation. But, one thing must be kept in mind, that the Code does not apply to the operation, examination, inspection, testing and maintenance or repair of piping that already operate or “in service”. Although this Code is an “engineering requirement” for a safe design, in principle it only uses a simple approach only. In other words, if the Designer has the ability to perform a[…]

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