Perpetuus wrote:Gary, what advice do you have for a soon-to-be Mechanical Engineer interested in a job in automobile engineering (especially chassis engineering)? I have no problem finding a job at Honda or other car companies, but all of them are automotive manufacturing jobs, where everything has already been designed and engineered beforehand. Having worked three months in manufacturing, I have to say that I hate working in a factory. What are some of the things that I can do to prep myself for an automobile engineering job, and where are some great places to start looking?
Perhaps you should look to apprentice at a racing team to get hands on experience with chassis engineering. I suspect that's a very specialized field and I don't think your typical Mech-E curriculum covers what you would need to jump right into a role like that. Also, I'm guessing there are far fewer chassis engineering jobs in the large OEMs compared to manufacturing positions.
Perhaps continue your education pursuing an Automotive Engineering masters degree?