Process Engineer (Male, Age 42) in North Tonawanda, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleProcess Engineer
Salary$57,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week45
Company Size(not answered)
LocationNorth Tonawanda, NY
Years Experience2 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
One of the world’s largest manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive components

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Process engineer responsible for assembly of resistor networks.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health insurance, life insurance, 401(k)

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I do interact with others, the most difficult being dealing with operators.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

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):
Income: 2
Benefits: 4
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1

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 9amArrive at 8:30 and address emails received since yesterday. Most emails are from operators updating yield reports or alerts addressing poor yields at a given operation. Walk floor to see how production is going.
9am to 10amAttend 9:00 daily engineering meeting. Attend daily 9:30 production meeting. Meetings are to establish priorities for the day and to determine areas of concentration.
10am to 11amAttend weekly 10:00 engineering meeting. A fuller discussion of engineering issues to be addressed. Discussion of current projects. Update on company issues.
11am to 12pmBegin to address items brought up in meetings. Address any floor issues.
12pm to 1pmContinue to address floor issues and projects. Lunch at 12:30.
1pm to 2pmAttend team meetings to address specific areas of concern.
2pm to 3pmAttend team meetings to address specific areas of concern. Assembly, operator training issues addressed.
3pm to 4pmWork on issues related to afternoon meetings
4pm to 5pmLeave at 5:00
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Recruiter

What was the application process?
Resume, phone interview, on-site interview, application.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, I interviewed with the plant manager, my eventual supervisor and HR representative.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Most questions were about my background and how I performed in some specific opportunities.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, the training here is incredibly poor.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, most of my job is dealing with high school antics and poor behavior.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
NA

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
4 yr college degree and attend all meetings and conferences you are able. Also develop the ability to work with others on all levels from janitorial to management.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Technical skills, of course are necessary, but the ability to communicate effectively and work with others is extremely important.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, minimum of bachelor’s degree.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Think long and hard about why you want to do engineering.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, I plan to leave soon.

What are your current career goals?
Play my engineering experience into a career in management helping to rid the world of incompetent managers.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Process Eng2.5yrs47000Process engineer responsible for assembly area of multi-layer capacitors.
Prior Job 2Project Engineer4.5yrs42000Engineer responsible for research project with department of energy.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.65Youngstown State UnivMaterials Science and Engineering
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.2University of FloridaCeramic Engineering

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