How do you get a job after 3 years of completing mechanical engineering without any experience?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Joseph Hughes



How do you get a job after 3 years of completing mechanical engineering without any experience?

As a lot of water flows under the bridge almost every year, three years of gap may not be seen in the proper light. So one has to walk an extra mile now to catch up with many young people who are quite fresh out of their respective educational institutions. Perhaps one way to compete with them is to put on a brave face and come up with truly innovative strategies for the business to prosper. These unique innovative ideas can keep senior candidates in good stead while they compete with rookies.

Mechanical engineering is one of the most difficult branches of engineering. It is the study of design, construction and testing of mechanical and thermal sensors, etc. Personally, I think that if you have managed to complete your four years doing mechanical engineering, then you must be a very smart and intelligent person.

There can be many options to choose from if you are looking to do something after completing your graduation. Some of them will be listed here. For example, you can develop your skills or try later for a company. There are many things to do! Let me inform you about topics that could

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Mechanical engineering is one of the most difficult branches of engineering. It is the study of design, construction and testing of mechanical and thermal sensors, etc. Personally, I think that if you have managed to complete your four years doing mechanical engineering, then you must be a very smart and intelligent person.

There can be many options to choose from if you are looking to do something after completing your graduation. Some of them will be listed here. For example, you can develop your skills or try later for a company. There are many things to do! Let me inform you about those topics that might help you.

  • You can opt for GATE.

One of the best options you could select would be to prepare for Gate. Gate is one of the most important exams that are conducted to allow students to complete their PG courses. This allows them to have job opportunities abroad, which means that their salary would be much higher. Gate is a timeless option for those who wish to continue their studies. Some of the universities I would like to mention would be IIT Kharagpur, BITS Pilani, IIT Madras, Arya College main campus, etc.

Doing MTech abroad. After completing Gate, you can always take the exams like IELTS and TOEFL and go abroad to do your PG courses there.

  • Online learning courses

You can always go for professional online courses to start your career like a new one by taking courses on Udemy, Coursera, Skillshare, etc.

  • 3D modeling and drawing

3D modeling and drawing skills are the most important aspects of the life of a mechanical engineer. These are done through Autocad. Practicing 3D modeling and drawing is very important if you want to land in industrial services. With the perfect knowledge and improving yourself in 3D modeling and drawing, you can land on services like:

  • Creation of metallic structure
  • 3D feature-based modeling
  • Freeform surface modeling
  • 3D sectional views and CAD models. Now mechanical engineering is good at universities like the main campus of Arya College, BITS, etc.
  • CAE analysis

It stands for Computer Aided Engineering. Most of the analysis is done to calculate magnitudes such as strain and stress, volume, stress, etc., when subjected to forces.

  • Advanced MS- EXCEL

It is very important to learn the basic operations of MS-Office. Being able to use them as a perfectionist will always lead to good jobs.

Microsoft Excel allows the use of mathematical calculations, drawing different types of graphs.

  • Working in the Auto-mobile sectors

This would be one of the best jobs as a mechanical engineer. After completing your graduation, you can always apply for military engineering services where your skills can be of great use. You will contribute your knowledge in the manufacture of many things, and one of them would be the manufacture of automobiles. Not only that, mechanical engineers can always be involved in making an airplane as well.

  • Teaching Profession

This would also be the best profession. Mechanical students can always change their paths to the teaching profession. They can use their knowledge in immediate universities or schools as training centers, etc.

Therefore, there are many areas for students who have completed Mechanical Engineering. It's just that you need to find the scope that best suits your needs.

You can't find a job. Forget it. Join an IT company. Disgrace your 4 years of hard, hard work.

This is what a normal person would say. Me, I happen to be different and can offer you a little hope and good advice.

The question here should not be 'How can I find a job?'. It should be 'How can I find my passion?' For this to happen, you have to start somewhere. Don't be shy even if you are in a car garage.

Start by narrowing down your favorite areas. There are 4 broad areas in mechanics.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science
  2. Production and manufacturing
  3. Control, robotics and automation
  4. Design and engineering
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You can't find a job. Forget it. Join an IT company. Disgrace your 4 years of hard, hard work.

This is what a normal person would say. Me, I happen to be different and can offer you a little hope and good advice.

The question here should not be 'How can I find a job?'. It should be 'How can I find my passion?' For this to happen, you have to start somewhere. Don't be shy even if you are in a car garage.

Start by narrowing down your favorite areas. There are 4 broad areas in mechanics.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science
  2. Production and manufacturing
  3. Control, robotics and automation
  4. Design and engineering

Once you find it, we can dive into the details.

So most of these areas require you to have a specific skill set that you need to develop.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science require you to understand the basics of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Great, you already have. Go one step further and try to learn some CFD softwares that could help you get a job. These can be ANSYS Fluent, OpenFoam, etc.
  2. For this bit, try to get a Six Sigma certification. There are different levels and you can get it from an organization that offers these certifications and believe me it will help you get a job.
  3. This is pretty straightforward. You must learn programming languages ​​and make embedded systems. Machine learning can help, as can arduino and raspberry pie. This will help you get a job. Here you have an advantage because most of the startups in India prefer such candidates.
  4. Make sure MASTER, and I repeat MASTER CAD software, FEM packages and everything, like CATIA, Pro-E, ANSYS, etc. Go online and look for websites where they outsource this as jobs and you can gain valuable experience.

I hate to admit that as a newbie to mechanics, you have the great disadvantage of being a bit handicapped relative to the industry requirements. However, with a little hard work and determination, you can definitely land a job.

Edit 1: In the Design and Engineering vertical, one has to fully master one popular CAD software and then get into others. The CAD software includes sub-modules such as part modeling, sheet metal modeling, surfaces, etc. Different companies use different design approaches. Read more about parametric modeling, direct modeling, generative design, etc. You also have to learn to draw to the proper standards (ASME Y14.5 is preferred). Most CAD training institutes hit the surface and go, it is up to one to dig deeper and learn more.

There are so many things you can do.

But I'll tell you first what not to do.

  1. Do not do any higher education in India for ME / M.Tech or MBA, in India. If you want to take a job in industry, your graduate degree is almost 99% worthless. You will regret this after 10 years of experience or more, what I am doing now. When it comes to industry, the number of years and the content of your experience and achievements matter. 5 years after you start working, no recruiter will enter the educational area of ​​your resume. It all matters just to enter the industry for a campus opportunity i
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There are so many things you can do.

But I'll tell you first what not to do.

  1. Do not do any higher education in India for ME / M.Tech or MBA, in India. If you want to take a job in industry, your graduate degree is almost 99% worthless. You will regret this after 10 years of experience or more, what I am doing now. When it comes to industry, the number of years and the content of your experience and achievements matter. 5 years after you start working, no recruiter will enter the educational area of ​​your resume. It all matters just to enter the industry for a chance for an on-campus interview, whether you are studying at IIT or IIM and are graduate / postgraduate. Later nobody looks at him.
  2. If you are really interested in research, take the GATE exam and enter top-tier institutes like IIT / NIT and earn your Ph.D. So you have to be clear that you will start your career very late with the rest of your friends. But MBA is a useless thing after engineering. It's a trendy thing that started a few years ago. But there is no point in pursuing a technical degree and moving on to a management career unless you clearly discover that engineering is not my thing and you want to change your engineering career path unconditionally.

To do?

Instead of planning a career roadmap. To be very broad, no matter what engineering you've done, two things will rule the world from now on.

  1. Energy: alternative fuel sources, electric cars
  2. Water - Water treatment, water structures.

This is going to change the entire industrial world. Big oil companies will lose their infrastructure and investments overnight, which oil tycoons balk at and hide to figure out how to save their butt.

I assume you are asking about the UG level.

If you are willing to get into the fluent domain, the most important topics for you will be:

  1. Fluid mechanics
  2. Fluid Machines
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Heat transfer
  5. Computational fluid dynamics
  6. Refrigeration and air conditioning
  7. Internal combustion engines
  8. Gas turbine elements

If you want to enter the Structural and Design domain, then -

  1. Solid mechanics
  2. Material science
  3. Kinematics and dynamics of the machine
  4. Machine design
  5. Finite element analysis
  6. Tribology
  7. Introductory course in product design

If you are more interested in robotics, then ...

  1. Basic computer programming course
  2. Mechanism kinematics and dynami
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I assume you are asking about the UG level.

If you are willing to get into the fluent domain, the most important topics for you will be:

  1. Fluid mechanics
  2. Fluid Machines
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Heat transfer
  5. Computational fluid dynamics
  6. Refrigeration and air conditioning
  7. Internal combustion engines
  8. Gas turbine elements

If you want to enter the Structural and Design domain, then -

  1. Solid mechanics
  2. Material science
  3. Kinematics and dynamics of the machine
  4. Machine design
  5. Finite element analysis
  6. Tribology
  7. Introductory course in product design

If you are more interested in robotics, then ...

  1. Basic computer programming course
  2. Kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms
  3. Desing assisted by computer
  4. Introductory course to robotics
  5. Biomechanics

If you are interested in manufacturing, then-

  1. Workshop practice
  2. Material science
  3. Manufacturing Science
  4. Conventional and unconventional machining processes
  5. Computer-aided manufacturing
  6. Technological production
  7. Additional manufacturing

If you are interested in cars,

  1. Internal combustion engines
  2. Automotive engineering
  3. Solid mechanics
  4. Computer-aided design
  5. Material science
  6. Finite element analysis
  7. Machine design
  8. Kinematics and dynamics of machines

So this list covers almost all the main topics. Other than that, there are few courses related to industrial engineering.

In Canada (where I am) you need a P.Eng status to practice engineering and that must be maintained through continuous practice. If you lose that status, you must recertify before you can formally work as an engineer, which will likely have you working for a company in low-risk (reduced salary) duties for a few years while you rebuild your experience under the guidance of a certified engineer. P.Eng. You would also have to undergo various technical and legal examinations to ensure competition. For mine, I had to read over 900 pages of legal material and historical lessons from the field.

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In Canada (where I am) you need a P.Eng status to practice engineering and that must be maintained through continuous practice. If you lose that status, you must recertify before you can formally work as an engineer, which will likely have you working for a company in low-risk (reduced salary) duties for a few years while you rebuild your experience under the guidance of a certified engineer. P.Eng. You would also have to undergo various technical and legal examinations to ensure competition. For mine, I had to read over 900 pages of legal material and historical lessons from the field.

Now ... if you are in the United States, I have been told that it is a more flexible arrangement. From what I have read as part of my certification exam as a Canadian engineer (it was a legal basis exam), most of the US have minimal regulations on who can be called an engineer and what they can do. If you are in such an environment, you could probably go two ways. The first is to find a company with minimal safety standards and low ethics and work there for a few years until you have a satisfactory amount of work experience to move elsewhere. The downside is that while you may get paid well and work a high-profile job, you run the risk of accidents and lawsuits against which you may have little to no defense. The second path would be somewhat similar to the requirements of Canadian law, Work your way back to a proper modern state under secured secure companies or relatively secure tasks. The downside is that you are looking for a fairly low salary for several years, but little professional risk.

In Canada, just to maintain my status, in addition to working as an engineer, I have to provide proof of continuing education efforts on my part annually. Courses, Congresses, Publications and Socially Responsible Work ARE REQUIRED. It is a highly regulated field due to the repercussions of a fault. Regardless of which country your father resides in, I would suggest the responsible route of updating your education a bit through distance education courses and a work-up process from safe tasks to more challenging ones over a period of a few years.

Case 1: If you are still studying and are clearly willing to do a job after BE / B.Tech.

1.1: If you are willing to do the main job

1. Get a good handle on important design and analysis software:

Solidworks, Pro-E, Auto-CAD, Catia, Ansys (if you do certification courses, even better)

2. Do internships. (Practical experience is too different from theoretical knowledge)

3. Learn at least basic CNC coding.

4. The subject of "Production processes" is much more important than the mere subject of theory.

5. It is also better if you do some certification in quality tools (such as six sigma, etc.)

6. Know also

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Case 1: If you are still studying and are clearly willing to do a job after BE / B.Tech.

1.1: If you are willing to do the main job

1. Get a good handle on important design and analysis software:

Solidworks, Pro-E, Auto-CAD, Catia, Ansys (if you do certification courses, even better)

2. Do internships. (Practical experience is too different from theoretical knowledge)

3. Learn at least basic CNC coding.

4. The subject of "Production processes" is much more important than the mere subject of theory.

5. It is also better if you do some certification in quality tools (such as six sigma, etc.)

6. Know tools and have the habit of analyzing mechanisms. Just how the links move.

7. Improve communication and English language skills.

1.2: if you are open to other options besides the main ones:

  1. Learn to code. (VIMP)
  2. Learn basic electrical concepts.

I know it sounds like a lot to do, but someone still in engineering can do it.

Case 2: If you are still studying and skeptical about doing a job after BE / B.Tech.

Make teachers. It is important. One might think of studying later, after having practical experience, but if you have a clear vision to continue studying, then it is better to do so. Right after BE, you can do an internship to gain experience. GATE, MBA, MS, are some of the most popular options.

Other 'Good job' options are:

  1. Prepare for government exams. BPCL, HCL, DRDO, etc. Still, for these you must provide GATE.
  2. You can also sit for the Banking PO exams.
  3. You can also prepare for AFCAT (defense services). I hope this helps. The best, Neha.

In terms of industries, MEs are ... everywhere (useful, I know).

In terms of the job title or a 1,000-yard view of job responsibilities, a mechanical engineering graduate may be in design, maintenance, reliability, operations, project management, controls / instrumentation, patent law (if one enters to law school after graduation), construction (think HVAC), materials testing, etc.

I chose the design route and I work for a pulp and paper engineering design / consulting firm. I couldn't see myself in any other role. I enjoyed the design classes more than anything in school. I always (wrong

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In terms of industries, MEs are ... everywhere (useful, I know).

In terms of the job title or a 1,000-yard view of job responsibilities, a mechanical engineering graduate may be in design, maintenance, reliability, operations, project management, controls / instrumentation, patent law (if one enters to law school after graduation), construction (think HVAC), materials testing, etc.

I chose the design route and I work for a pulp and paper engineering design / consulting firm. I couldn't see myself in any other role. I enjoyed the design classes more than anything in school. I always (incorrectly) thought of a mechanical engineer as a gearhead type in an automotive / aerospace environment. I couldn't design a camshaft if my life depended on it (at least under a deadline). Your possibilities are many and varied. Getting classes on materials, controls, thermal / fluid systems, and machine design under your belt will give you an idea of ​​what interests you most.

Choosing ME as your specialty simply because your mind is geared towards it or because you would be good at it can lead to a lewd eye towards other careers / careers (not necessarily a bad thing). The curriculum is demanding, so you must be passionate about learning the theory behind it and loving problem solving (especially when your friends with lighter workloads are having fun while you work hard). It is a great career and very rewarding if you like to solve problems and stretch your mind technically. Good luck in whatever you choose. I changed careers a couple of times before choosing the one that worked best for me.

As a recent Mechanical Engineering graduate, there are different ways to get into an esteemed organization.

  1. The first thing that always crosses our mind is EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT !!! Once you have completed your degree, there will always be a fear when you enter the outside world. Delete it. Recruitment on campus is where you can easily enter a reputed core sector where you will compete with only a few of your around 100 friends. Whereas when you come from the outside world, you have to compete with the 1000.
  2. Most Mech engineers try to find it difficult to get into a main company and then
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As a recent Mechanical Engineering graduate, there are different ways to get into an esteemed organization.

  1. The first thing that always crosses our mind is EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT !!! Once you have completed your degree, there will always be a fear when you enter the outside world. Delete it. Recruitment on campus is where you can easily enter a reputed core sector where you will compete with only a few of your around 100 friends. Whereas when you come from the outside world, you have to compete with the 1000.
  2. Most Mech engineers try to find it difficult to get into a major company and therefore in a situation their mindset will be first: "I need to get a job, whatever job I am ready for." Try not to leave your passion and our confidence level. Getting a job off campus for major industries is a big task, but starting in the IT industry you can easily do it with some knowledge of basic coding activities.

Go for GATE. work hard and get a good GATE score. Even if you are in the general category, the upper age limit is 27 years old, I hope you have not crossed it!

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