Design Engineer (Female, Age 29) in edison, NJ
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Design Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
about 100 emloyees, 15% in office and the rest is in manual labor. We make customize transfomers for various companies: GE, Toshiba..
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide Sales department in quoting new design for customers. Review existing designs before releasing to manufacturing. Redesign if needed in term of out of stock for raw material or to make the unit more efficient.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
12 days holidays, 2 weeks paid vacations, 6 days sick leave, flexible time. Regular health insurance, 401k, dental…
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes. I do not like interuption
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am|
|8am to 9am||in at 8am – look over any documents left on IN-bin. Check emails, voice mail…follow up as needed|
|9am to 10am||start reviewing work from others. fix as needed|
|10am to 11am||start new design. possible interuption from ppl from manufacture with questions and issues|
|11am to 12pm||continue with designing|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch – possible reply to emails|
|1pm to 2pm||engineering meeting: figured out projects timeline and importance..prioritizing as needed – dividing works among all engineers|
|2pm to 3pm||review works|
|3pm to 4pm||continue design or review spec|
|4pm to 5pm||customer standard review|
|5pm to 6pm||catch up with emails, floor issues..|
|6pm to 7pm||continues..|
|7pm to 8pm||home|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
i only need one interview. The boss was very impressive so he made the decision next day. I got the offer the week after
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
future plan, job experience, how do i deal with people in certain situation, how do i feel working with mostly males co workers.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, the training was short and I was left by myself after the first week because the one who trained me went on vacation.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes: lots of hands on experience with high voltages equipments which i did not learn in school
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, electrical and computer engineering courses give me lots of knowledges for my jobs
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get lots of practice at CAD
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
lots of computers skills, ability to communicate with customers, able to ask direct questions, multitasking.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
BS. in electrical engineering
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
work place is not a glamorous place. It’s dirty and messy so anyone wants a nice office shouldn’t try it
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. I plan to get my PE license after my MBA
What are your current career goals?
finishing my MBA degree
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
it’s hard to compete with all the males. Not a lot female in this field.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||webmaster||2 yrs||35000||maintain website, contact various students groups, organized events|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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