Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Design Engineer in Armagh:
Ensure that you are fully aware of the exact financial package and full job description for the role prior to accepting.
Design Engineer in Birmingham:
"Steady and accurate."
During your education time invested will make all the difference. At higher levels of education hard work earns higher grades not natural talent.
Check your work, young engineers often make the mistake that quantity matters. It can do but for an engineer, quality is paramount often just as much time is required to review your work. A small mistake can be costly to a company which in turn will effect how they view your worth.
You should find you have a lot of freedom but at the same time be available to make sacrifices when required.
Design Engineer in Lichfield:
"I allow other people to do their jobs"
To gain as much knowledge as possible. To use the knowledge you have gained to progress your own career. To get more money you will need to make some career changes and even try completely different fields.
Design Engineer in Blackburn:
Spend some time on the machine shop first to see how things are really produced in the real world and what the manufacturing processes are. This way, you will have some appreciation of how to design parts for cost effective manufacture.