Personal Narrative: A Career In Manufacturing

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The pillar on manufacturing was very informative and interesting. It provided a lot of insight for me as to what kind of engineer I want to be. There were many things I liked, that surprised me, made me want to pursue a career in manufacturing, that made me develop questions, and many guest speaker presentations that influenced my knowledge and interest about manufacturing. Learning about the grand challenges helped me discover which one I want to pursue and how they relate to manufacturing. Dr. Maier, Austin Holder, Ted Hall, Brian Couchey were all very informative and experts at describing the projects they worked on. All of their topics were very appealing and were very influential in manufacturing. There were a bunch of things I liked …show more content…
I do not like the thought of having to constantly come up with new ways to solve old problems. I would rather work on new problems that have a bigger impact on society. I also would not like having to repeatedly fix improve old designs that still work. I would rather think of new designs than improve old ones. In my opinion, it is more fun to solve newer problems than improve the solutions to older problems. I also feel as though a lot of time and effort goes into finding better materials and I do not like that because I am not a patient man and would much rather work on something more influential to society. Lastly, I feel it would be boring to test all the different designs and …show more content…
One question I have is how much does someone who works in manufacturing make? I feel they do a lot to find the best materials that can be used efficiently and cheaply. Another question I have is what kind of tools do they use? I think they would need very complex tools to find better materials. Additionally, what kind of education do you need in order to become an engineer that deals in manufacturing? In my opinion, I think somebody would have to be very smart to come up with ways to reduce process time and think of new materials that are more efficient than the previous

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