Imagine starting the day creating detailed, engineering drawings for a new product, based on concept models provided to you by a Project Engineer. As you analyze the models, you notice that two mating components will interfere, which compromises the design. You tactfully consult with the Project Engineer about the issue and work out a solution to ensure the proper working clearance. You complete the detailed prints and return them to the Project Engineer to be checked. After the prints are checked, you upload the .STL files to the 3D printer and start a prototype print that will be shared during the next Project Meeting.
Later that morning, a Manufacturing Engineer comes to you with an urgent request: He is routing a new part for a special order and needs a fixture to locate the part during a critical milling operation. The parts must be produced this week or the customer will miss their delivery schedule.
You head out to the floor to review the machine set-up and the two of you sketch out a concept for the fixture. You quickly model a detailed print of the fixture, which you submit to another member of the Engineering Team to review. After reviewing your final fixture design, you create the Item Card and Bill of Materials in the ERP system and release the tool to be constructed to support the production run.
After lunch, you return to work on a Standard Product Optimization (SPO) project. Earlier in the month, the Engineering and Operations team determined that the number of individual components and daily machine change-overs needed to support a legacy product line could be significantly reduced by standardizing the design of common components so they can be used on multiple tools.
You have been utilizing iLogic to create the various iterations of common parts and update prints to reflect the changes needed. This automation tool saves you significant design time. After updating the prints, you submit an Engineering Change Notification for the first round of improvements, which the Engineering Manager approves. The Project Team expects these changes to double the life of the tool and result in a 40% reduction in manufacturing costs!
At the end of the day, the Marketing Manager stops by to thank you for the 3D animations and product rendering you created for a recent marketing campaign. He reports that your efforts have helped the team generate new leads and increase sales by 10%!
Every day you will be doing work that really matters. You will be helping customers solve their business challenges. You will have an opportunity to do your best work and make a real impact.