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A computer numerically controlled (CNC) programmer is a technical professional who programs the machinery that cuts, shapes, and finishes raw materials – typically plastic and metal – for use in manufacturing. It is a CNC programmer’s job to “tell” the machine how to take each step of the process using specialized computer languages. Required Education… Read more »

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If you are waiting around for new career opportunities or promotions to be dropped in your lap, you’re going to be waiting a long time. The fact is, the only person who is in charge of your career trajectory is you. If you have goals and aspirations to move beyond where you are today, it’s… Read more »

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Recruiting for technical talent is an extremely challenging endeavor in today’s market. There simply isn’t skilled enough, specialized STEM talent to fill open roles. Combine that skill gap with fast-rising salaries and near 0 unemployment in engineering and tech, and you can find yourself with open roles for months – or even years. If you… Read more »

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When it comes to growing your engineering career, it’s often who you know that makes all the difference. Most engineers know that professional connections are important, but they still neglect to network because it can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process that takes months or years to generate results. However, if you are serious about… Read more »

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Lack of engagement is a significant cause of turnover for engineers. If they don’t feel connected to their work, they will not be happy nor will they be as productive as they could be. Use these strategies to keep your engineers engaged and boost long-term retention. Let Them Take Ownership of Their Projects  Micromanagement is… Read more »

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Electrical designers plan, create test and supervise the development of electrical equipment. They work in all fields from consumer electronics to manufacturing to government and utility projects. Electrical designers need to be able to develop plans that adhere to client and employer specifications. They often work under tight deadlines so high-level problem-solving skills, autonomy, and… Read more »

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Engineering job searches are stressful because you cannot control what hiring managers do. Once you send your resume and application into the ether or when you walk out of an interview, the process is completely out of your hands. While you can’t control a company’s hiring process you can control your actions and attitudes throughout… Read more »

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Every engineer knows that preparedness is the key to success for a project. It’s also the key to success for every job interview. It’s impossible to know every single question a hiring manager will ask you, but there are many common questions you can bank on hearing almost every time. Here are five of the… Read more »

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Now that you’ve finally gotten a handle on managing the Millennial generation, Generation Z is entering the workforce in droves. While this new generation of professionals is similar to Millennials in some ways, they cannot be lumped together. Born after 1995, here is what you can expect from Gen Z and the next generation of… Read more »

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Any product that is produced in any industry must be tested for quality to ensure those products meet standards and comply with local, state and federal regulations. Quality inspectors are integral to this process, examining raw materials and material goods on a production line, testing the end product and maintaining all documentation and reporting. Required… Read more »