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Car Aesthetic Designer

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Consider the beauty of a finely tuned sports car as it flies around the corner of the track.  The aerodynamic design of the vehicle keeps it firmly planted on the ground allowing the sports suspension to grip the road as it rounds the turn and accelerates into the straightaway.  A sports car is a thing of beauty but it did …

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Acoustics Engineers

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Every day if you listen to the radio you will most likely hear an advertisement for a popular audio chain that promises to improve the audio quality of the sound in your vehicle.  This chain is capitalizing on this market and the overall need that people have for good quality sound.  Good audio quality is pleasing to the ears and …

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Interview with Romain Nicolas from Car-Engineer.com

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Romain Nicolas is one of the founders of Car-Engineer.com, an automotive website with news and information for everyone with a passion for the automotive field.Car-Engineer contains news and featured articles sourced directly from the automotive industry, academics, and laboratories. It is a completely free website which favors interactivity with the reader through possibility to comment or to post articles. You and your co-founder, …

Machine Layout

Process Planner

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Imagine flying in jetliner and having no communication with the ground below as you approach a busy airport for a landing.  There are hundreds of airplanes of all sizes and types in range of the airport and each one is traveling at multiple speeds and at different altitudes.  Without someone coordinating the path of each airplane and ensuring their path …

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Process Quality Engineer

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The idea of a production assembly line began in the automotive industry when Henry Ford first designed the assembly line process geared towards the mass production of the automobile. His innovation streamlined the total assembly time required from twelve hours down to 2.5 hours and helped to revolutionize the automobile industry by opening up the market to the everyday consumer …

Test Engineers

Automotive Test Engineers

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When you are purchasing an automobile you take it for a test drive to see if it meets your expectations and performs like it should. When you go clothes shopping you pick your size from the clothing rack but you try it on first to ensure it’s the right fit. When you purchase a bottle of wine in a restaurant …

Automotive Design Engineer

Automotive Design Engineers

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Have you ever put two things together and suddenly created a new and useful tool? Do you constantly look for new ways to improve the tools and objects you use in day-to-day life and find simple and creative ways to do a job differently or more efficiently? Do you have a garage full of inventions all in various stages of …

Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer

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Have you ever put together a puzzle only at the very end to have one piece remaining that did not fit in the last open slot? This frustrating situation means that you cannot finish the puzzle and the entire picture is not complete. Building an automobile is much like assembling a puzzle where each piece is designed to fit in …

One Woman’s Experience Working in the Automotive Engineering Field

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Editors Note: Irene Murphy has worked in the automotive and semiconductor engineering fields for a combined total of 25 years.  Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master’s Degrees in Program Management and Semiconductor Materials Science.  She lives and works in Arizona with her fiancé, pack of rescue Pit Bulls, her favorite sports car a Corvette Z06 …

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Tooling Engineers

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Do you find yourself idolizing heroes on TV shows like MacGyver that utilizes his scientific knowledge to turn day to day items into life-saving tools, admire the professor on Gilligan’s Island reruns for outfitting the castaways with innovative luxuries despite the barrenness of the island or even the British Intelligence agency who outfitted James Bond with cutting edge technological gadgets? …

Purchasing Engineer

Purchasing Engineer

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Have you ever received a gift of clothes from a relative or friend? Unless these gift-givers knew us very well these gifts often were the wrong color, size and sometimes a style from a different era. The clothing may have been unusable and sent to the dark recesses of a closet never to be worn again. In the automotive engineering world purchasing engineers …

Customer Quality Engineer

Keep Customers Happy as a Customer Quality Engineer

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When you stay at a high-end hotel, the hotel provides a concierge service that works directly with the guests at the hotel to help ensure that their stay is perfect. The concierge will address any issues with the rooms, help make reservations at local restaurants, arrange for transportation and even provide suggestions of local attractions. This ensures that will make …

Change management

Change Management Engineer

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In the wild there are multiple types of moths that have evolved different patterns on their wings that give them a camouflage from predators so that they are not caught and the species can survive. The moths develop patterns that match their environment and will resemble the leaves, bark or flowers but sometimes their environment changes and the moths must …

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Robotics Engineers – Automating Car Manufacturing

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In the 2013 science fiction movie Pacific Rim the world was defended by invading monsters from another world by large robots called Jaegers that were large enough to battle the constantly increasing in size attackers. The Jaegars were gigantic humanoid appearing robots that were controlled by multiple human controllers with exotic computer systems and neural bridges between the human pilots.   …

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The 6 Essential Qualities of an Automotive Design Engineer (Part 2)

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While Part 1 of this list focused on the technical and skill related aspects of design engineering, Part 2 focuses on the productivity and political skills you should acquire to become a good designer.Following are three of the most important skills to develop in this area: 4. How to Be Organized Automotive design engineering is incredibly complicated. Tell someone you …

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The 6 Essential Qualities of an Automotive Design Engineer (Part 1)

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Automotive Design Engineers are the people in the automotive world who turn ideas into functioning designs. There are many different types of design engineers in the automotive field, but most of them require a similar skill set.  I have been a design engineer in the automotive world for six years now and it has been an incredible rewarding career. Over the time …