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Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

(OP)
Hello everybody,

I will be graduate next month with a degree of bs. Industrial Technology Engineering, I am currently working in manufacturing as CNC machinist and been looking for a job in Manufacturing Engineering or related fields. but in this Covid19 times, the majority of companies that I applied been ignoring my applications.
I found this forum and it is very interesting for specific topics, so I am joining and hopefully, I can get some advice from your guys. Sometimes I think to myself that I am wasting my time working as a CNC machinist, it seems like I need experiences to get into this engineering field right after graduating from school. I notice that the majority of company hire experiences engineering instead of new entry engineers.
can I get some advice on where should I start in order to get into the engineering field?
Any suggestion that I should do meanwhile I am quarantined at home?
thank you everyone in advance.

RE: Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

I've had many compliments during interviews on my machining background. I would never say you are wasting you time learning a sought after skill/trade. Can you work your way into some programming at your current job?

It is a tough time right now; hold strong. The economy will pick up and IMO American made/manufacturing will see a boom in the coming years. The key to an American manufacturing boom is Automation. If I would offer any advice I'd get some automation/robotics training. Machining experience with an engineering degree and automation knowledge would be very appealing to companies.

RE: Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

(OP)
thank you grunt58

i am knowledgable of CAD and g-code for CNC. they did look into switching me to cnc programmer assistance. but that is the highest level of manufacturing position within the company. They doesn't have engineering department. the past few days, i been applying for manufacturing/industrial engineering, but none of them mention programmers. is it going to help in this career path ? majority asking for highly critical thinking and analytical skills.
thank you so much for your suggestion. After all, the manufacturing industry is blooming after this virus time. i am kinda nervous because i couldn't see my engineering path ahead of me since i have no experiences of engineering. all i have is the paper from my 4 years school ...

RE: Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

I guess it depends on what you want to do. Manufacturing Engineering would encompass machining along, process engineering, six sigma activities/continuous improvement, equipment layout and installation. I guess I assumed you were looking to stay in the machining sector.

RE: Fresh Manufacturing Engineering position !

If you enjoy machining I would look to stay in it. It will be a sector in need of skilled and educated labor.

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