What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Design Engineer in Denver:
"How I contribute to the big picture."
Ask questions. Don't hesitate to reach out when things don't make sense.
Design Engineer in Tulsa:
Work with the people in the shop, as well as in the office. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.
Everything is in the details for triple check your work, and make sure everything is there that is needed.
Design Engineer in Los Angeles:
Learn everything you can about every part of the business and be pushy in getting to learn as mush as possible in each job. You build a skill set, create a bigger network of colleagues, and become a better rounded employee.
Design Engineer in Asheville:
"Learn from everybody."
Learn as much as you can from people who have been working in the field for a while. Not just other engineers or executives, but technicians, secretaries, maintenance techs, laboratory assistants, customers. Everybody who will talk to you.
Design Engineer in Oak Creek:
"The PCB Manufacturing Is A Very Unstable Industry."
Highly stressful environment due to unstable sales and production levels. Do not recommend working for a company that is owned by it's own Management or privately held. Highly recommend researching company history for salaried employees and hiring/layoff trends.