Customizable Engineering

My engineering life has been pretty unique this past few weeks. While my official work title is Manufacturing Engineer, my education was mainly Mechanical Engineering. I was lucky to find a job that lets me do both. My responsibilities as a Mfg. Eng. are to analyze new potential products and define whether they are feasibleContinue reading “Customizable Engineering”

Not validating yourself.

When I picked engineering, I wasn’t sure if I could make it. The thought of not being smart enough governed my mind for about 80% of my 5 years in school. I should have believed in myself a little more. After all, I graduated. I finally had made it. Today, I proudly say I amContinue reading “Not validating yourself.”

Engineers come in a variety of sizes.

I am 5’3”. I am not very tall obviously. So, let me tell you a little bit about my size restrictions. We have an Andon light system at work. All the Engineers (Manufacturing, design and quality), supply chain, and supervisors are required to attend the issue. Can you believe that from all those people, IContinue reading “Engineers come in a variety of sizes.”

Let’s get hands on!

Today, lets talk about getting our hands dirty. If there is one thing that makes my job interesting, is being able to take a break from my desk and see how we manufacture our products. Sometimes, I just watch. Sometimes, I try to help where I can. I have been slowly learning how to use some of the machines at work. This exposure really comes in handy when we get defects so that I can relate it back to something I might have seen.

What exactly is good engineering?

ENGLISH As a young engineer I have received tons of advice from fellow coworkers and engineers. I am very grateful for all the help I have always received. However, there is one set of advice that stood up from the rest. While being an intern, I was told that a good engineer should be ableContinue reading “What exactly is good engineering?”

I can be anything a man can be, but in pink.

Today I though I would share a small story. As you can tell by the colors of my blog, I love pink! I know it is a very girly color, but there is so much taboo around that color. There are men that don’t like to wear pink because they think it is girly, thereContinue reading “I can be anything a man can be, but in pink.”

Don’t be afraid of not knowing

Being a 100% honest, when I picked engineering as a career, I was not too sure of what I exactly I would be doing once I graduated. I had no emphasis and did not know what areas interested me. Many other students had it very clear. They wanted to work for a specific company, orContinue reading “Don’t be afraid of not knowing”