Why do almost all Mechanical Engineer jobs require experience

Juniper JNCx26
Jan 5 7 Comments

I have a foreign friend who acquired PhD with studying interest of metal material mechanics. After searching the market, it’s surprising to see that almost all ME related jobs requiring years experience. Even the entry level jobs require 1~2 years experience. I wonder if this is realistic? How do the new grads get the experience? My friend spends most of the PhD time on modeling and simulation. Does this mean that my friend can’t secure a job in the industry? What companies does my friend have better chance other than Apple, Google and KLA-Tancor? My friend is mostly interested in jobs in California. :)

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  • Amazon / Eng jerjonamo
    Nothing is a requirement, just a suggestion. My job required 3+ years experience, but I got it with less than 1
    Jan 5 3
    • Juniper JNCx26
      OP
      Thank you. It’s somehow ridiculous to see what are must-have/minimum requirements are actually suggestions. :) I see you are from Amazon. Do you recommend any companies for my friend?
      Jan 5
    • Amazon / Eng jerjonamo
      Eh,nothing in particular. But mech Es can get into many different types of engineering jobs. I have buddies that have titles like “process engineer” “manufacturing engineer”, so widening search might be a good idea
      Jan 6
    • Juniper JNCx26
      OP
      Fantastic, dude. Thanks.
      Jan 6
  • Twitch FUI
    Supply and demand
    Jan 5 0
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Can’t fix mechanical failures w a software patch
    Jan 5 0
  • New DvVM00
    “require”
    Jan 5 0