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Kind of work I've Done and how it helps qualify me for this job
-undergrad in MSE, internships, senior design, full time work with multiple positions (project management, manufacturing, materials specialist/support)
Imagine that I am on the job and a lacking a required skill. What do I do?
Make an rework router for a high visibility rework
- Check all resources first
- ask for help second
Recent work situation that required me to make a difficult decision
Didnt sign off on part
Example of time I was able to take action to solve a problem
Heat treat wasn't qualified
Describe a time when I had to quickly learn a new technique or method to perform my job more effectively
Project plan on a page for project management
Describe a time where I sought feedback regarding my performance on a specific assignment or task
PPoaP with Clem —> lots of deviation in my interpretation vs his intention; was able to take this review to greatly improve my tool use for the project and future projects
Describe a time when I did the right thing even though it was unpopular
Fume Hood Replacement
A time when I took ownership of and corrected an important safety or regulation concern
Flipping 3840 in FPI —> worked with design team for fixture, ultimately wrote it into rules that 3 people need to flip the part
Time I had to follow safety rules or regulated processes that we inconvenient
Wearing gloves to touch parts near chemicals
Time when I had to work extremely hard on a specific goal until I achieved it
3900 part launch
- set time every day to review and prep for the meeting
- set clear expectations
Imagine I am responsible for an important project and suddenly realize it has significant flaws. I have limited resources and time. What steps would I take to handle the challenge. Who would I involve? How would I prioritize resources?
3908 part launch — heat treat was ready to go, but found out it was NOT ready to go a few days before it was scheduled to run
Describe time when I was faced with having to deliver solutions to a frustrated client/customer (internal or external)
New curing oven — management wanted an easy solution to speed up curing
Describe a situation in which it was important to build and maintain relationships inside and outside my unit
All New Part Introductions —> Spider used welding, fixturing, operations, eng, etc
- needed cooperation from ALL team members for multiple projects
Team I worked on in which one or more people were not making contributions. How did I handle the situation
Moving cranes — lots of talk with no action
- began delegating tasks
- made to sure to ask what people could do, what they needed, when it could be done
A time I found a way to collaborate with peers outside of my work unit
Worked with Poland team to design new fixture/process aid
- sent out request with project idea
- now I work with some of the same people on new projects
How have i used industry trends or competitor information to inform my processes and improve my work? Give specific example?
Former boss Todd would leave magazines of additive with innovative trends. Transition to fixture print
How my education, training, and work experiences have prepared me for this position
Experience in education and manufacturing combined with lab experience. Internships with varying jobs going from automotive field to aerospace.
Describe what I have done to become an expert in my field
Attend seminars through Purdue CMSC (composite manufacturing and simulation center), suppliers like Goodfellow materials, Struers.
Subscribed to magazines like Composites World
Read up on recent publications from researchers and blogs
Ex: heat treat publications from student researchers and professionals to prevent alpha casing
Describe a work experience where I had to create a new solution, given challenges with my original approach
- removal of alpha casing vs heat treat with no alpha case production
When did I share my success and credit others?
High school homecoming event weather solution
Imagine I am on a team and my peers begin to lose focus on the end goal and argue with one another. What would I do?
The time Enrique chastised the team and you recovered
- overlapping team members; of course want success for all projects
Can I give an example of a time when I had to build a relationship with someone under difficult circumstances
Operator (Jay) while working on high profile program
Imagine I am new on a work team and immediately notice tension in my group. One team member keeps speaking rudely to me and acting unprofessionally. What would I do? (How would I approach the person? Who else might I involve? What if things got worse?)
Tim being rude and Todd defusing
Imagine I am on a team and have been conducting business in a preferred way for years, but then discover an emerging safety or regulatory violation. What would I do?
— Bad testing method of sample for special process (alpha case hardness testing coupon)
— Eletroplating hex chrome (operators just touching the material)
Describe a time when I accepted responsibility for a failure and took steps to correct it
3883 running late: didnt escalate delayed process fast enough (op 300 stalled for weeks)
Imagine I observe an unfair treatment of a peer. The manager is involved but is not acting. What would. I do?
Joe: did see it, was too afraid to do anything. Now, I would talk to the person and give my concerns to the manger. I would requested transparency and accountability. If nothing is done, I would escalate to HR.
Example of time when I received feedback that surprised me
Very positive response on my project management
— felt like I was floundering
— learned a lot while on the job
Suppose a manager asked me to create a personal development plan. Describe the processes I would use. (How would I reach my development goals? How would I measure success?)
—SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound)
— Find intersection of personal and company desires for success
-measure tangibly with business case
Situation where I suggested a change which later resulted in greater effectiveness. What was my approach? What was the end result?
Ventra scrap analysis
Imagine another team is experiencing a problem. I have conflicting and important deadline, but my expertise could help them. What would I do?
Electroplating qualification questions while working on transfer project
— took moment to gauge questions/needs and answer initial questions
— Take moment to see what time. I can carve out
— provide resources and starting points
— delegate any work I am able to
Name a time you used engineering to solve a complicated issue
-Electroplating with barrel rolling. Optimized process
-Ventra Fit between 2 parts that assemble to find optimized
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