r/engineering Jan 04 '23

Hiring Thread r/engineering's Q1 2023 Hiring Thread for Engineering Professionals



Hey folks. I hope everyone is having a good, restful, and safe new year so far. Although 2020 is behind us, I'm sad to report that the job market is still not doing great. The obvious bad news is that COVID-19 cases are showing a second surge in most states in the U.S. and in many countries. I anticipate that there will be another surge due to large numbers of people continuing to violate public health guidelines; combined with the new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that was discovered in the United Kingdom and has recently been detected by confirmed cases in several countries, including the United States.

You can check on how your country or state is doing using the charts below. For those of you outside the U.S., the first link covers all countries, but please cross-reference with your central government's health ministry for the most updated information. * New Cases and Cumulative Cases & Deaths (by Country): https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases * Overview of U.S. States: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases-50-states

Macroeconomic Assessment

That said, the silver lining remains in industries that benefit from federal funding and/or are needed during the pandemic. Read around long enough and you'll find some industries have been buffered from the economic impact of the pandemic. These are typically industries that have already had their contracts approved through FY 2021, i.e. defense and Medicare — which implies that defense contractors, spaceflight, national laboratories, and medical devices may ramp up hiring despite current economic conditions.

For Americans, the recent $900 Bn stimulus passed by Congress should help buffer some of the economic impact, but the 117th Congress will likely need to pass another sizable stimulus package while the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, which has been experiencing numerous speedbumps, is ongoing and won't be widespread until Q3 2021.

However, this is just my personal view of the situation and most of it is notional based on stuff everyone can access, like the BLS jobs report. I recommend searching for recent discussions here and in r/AskEngineers to potentially form a better picture of the labor market. Do your due diligence and ask around before making any career decisions.

For broad macroeconomic updates I recommend visiting r/econmonitor. You'll mostly find stuff about monetary policy, but occasionally there's some insightful discussion on unemployment and the labor market in general.


If you have open positions at your company for engineering professionals (including technologists, fabricators, and technicians) and would like to hire from the r/engineering user base, please leave a comment detailing any open job listings at your company.

Due to the pandemic, there are additional guidelines for job postings. Please read the Rules & Guidelines below before posting open positions at your company. I anticipate these will remain in place until Q4 2021.

We also encourage you to post internship positions as well. Many of our readers are currently in school or are just finishing their education.

Please don't post duplicate comments. This thread uses Contest Mode, which means all comments are forced to randomly sort with scores hidden. If you want to advertise new positions, edit your original comment.

[Archive of old hiring threads]

Top-level comments are reserved for posting open positions!

Any top-level comments that are not a job posting will be removed. However, I will sticky a comment that you can reply to for discussion related to hiring and the job market. Alternatively, feel free to use the Weekly Career Discussion Thread.


Feedback and suggestions are welcome, but please message us instead of posting them here.


Rules & Guidelines

  1. Include the company name in your post.

  2. Include the geographic location of the position along with any availability of relocation assistance.

  3. Clearly list citizenship, visa, and security clearance requirements.

  4. State whether the position is Full Time, Part Time, or Contract. For contract positions, include the duration of the contract and any details on contract renewal / extension.

  5. Mention if applicants should apply officially through HR, or directly through you.

    • If you are a third-party recruiter, you must disclose this in your posting.
    • While it's fine to link to the position on your company website, provide the important details in your comment.
    • Please be thorough and upfront with the position details. Use of non-HR'd (realistic) requirements is encouraged.
  6. Pandemic Guidelines:

    • Include a percent estimate of how much of the job can be done remotely, OR how many days each week the hire is expected to show up at the office.
    • Include your company's policy on Paid Time Off (PTO), Flex Time Off (FTO), and/or another form of sick leave compensation, and details of how much of this is available on Day 1 of employment. If this type of compensation is unknown or not provided, you must state this in your posting.
    • Include what type of health insurance is offered by the company as part of the position.


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**Company Name:** 

**Location (City/State/Country):** 

**Citizenship / Visa Requirement:** 

**Position Type:** (Full Time / Part Time / Contract)

**Contract Duration (if applicable):** 

**Third-Party Recruiter:** (YES / NO)

**Remote Work (%):** 

**Paid Time Off Policy:** 

**Health Insurance Compensation:** 

**Position Details:** 

(Describe the details of the open position here. Please be thorough and upfront with the position details. Use of non-HR'd (realistic) requirements is encouraged.)

r/engineering 6d ago

Weekly Discussion Weekly Career Discussion Thread (30 Jan 2023)



Welcome to the weekly career discussion thread, where you can talk about all career & professional topics. Topics may include:

  • Professional career guidance & questions; e.g. job hunting advice, job offers comparisons, how to network

  • Educational guidance & questions; e.g. what engineering discipline to major in, which university is good,

  • Feedback on your résumé, CV, cover letter, etc.

  • The job market, compensation, relocation, and other topics on the economics of engineering.

[Archive of past threads]


  1. Before asking any questions, consult the AskEngineers wiki. There are detailed answers to common questions on:

    • Job compensation
    • Cost of Living adjustments
    • Advice for how to decide on an engineering major
    • How to choose which university to attend
  2. Most subreddit rules still apply and will be enforced, especially R7 and R9 (with the obvious exceptions of R1 and R3)

  3. Job POSTINGS must go into the latest Quarterly Hiring Thread. Any that are posted here will be removed, and you'll be kindly redirected to the hiring thread.

  4. Do not request interviews in this thread! If you need to interview an engineer for your school assignment, use the list in the sidebar.


r/engineering 12h ago

[GENERAL] Homemade human powered Zamboni


r/engineering 1d ago

[AEROSPACE] Video of a rare huge 7 blade prop Pilatus PC-12 NGX Super Legacy landing at Nancy airport. This new propeller reduce by 15% takeoff distance, improve climb performance and reduce by 7dB cabine noise.


r/engineering 22h ago

[MECHANICAL] Struggling to visualize how this heat exchanger could possibly have 56 tubes and 4 tube passes given the positioning of the inlet and outlet of the tube side. Given what it says at the bottom of the last image, do they mean four shell side passes?


r/engineering 13h ago

[MECHANICAL] What system could be used for separating a bolt from a bunch of bolts?


For a hobby project I want to grab one (random) bolt from a bunch of (different sized) bolts (lets say M2 to M6, lengths of 8 to 50mm). How could this be done in the simplest way? An electromagnet maybe?

r/engineering 10h ago

[INDUSTRIAL] Which production process would you recommend?


50cm Sphere. We assume a quantity of 200 pieces and the material would be fiberglass. Which production process would you recommend?

What would be the best and cheapest production process for it?

r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Book rec: history with technical explanations of engineering challenges and solutions?


Just finished David McCullough’s “Path between the Seas: Construction of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914”.

Really enjoyed it. Appreciation for large scale construction projects has grown tremendously.

He touched on the technical aspects only briefly, at a high level. I’m interested in reading a similar history of an engineering related project but with more technical descriptions, diagrams, schematics, and calculations.

Any recommendation? Can be mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical, anything.

McCullough mentioned that Schildhauer (I think), one of the engineers who is responsible for the design of the Panama Canal locks, along with a few other engineers, wrote a technical history on their efforts for the canal. It sounds exactly what I’m looking for, but I’d prefer learning about a new topic/project.

r/engineering 8h ago

What is the engineering behind landing a surveillance balloon (i.e. chinese spy balloon)? What ultimately happens to these after their released into the atmosphere?


r/engineering 8h ago

[CIVIL] SER forms for construction professionals going for a PE License


As an EIT in the construction world you aren't actually designing anything you are most likely ensuring things are built to spec/plan and ensuring solutions implemented stay within design intent and specs. I am trying to get ahead on SER forms. How do I sell construction experience as engineering experience.

r/engineering 18h ago

[GENERAL] Real world applications for a shaft basis system?


So as we know there are hole basis system where the hole is kept constant and hole basis where the shaft dimensions is kept constant. Hole basis is much more preferred since it's more easier to reduce a shaft, cheaper, yada yada.

As such, what product would actually require a shaft basis system for it's difficulty and elevated operation costs? And why? I can't think of a case where such a thing would actually be needed.

r/engineering 2d ago

why are the hrbt pylons crooked, was it part of the design or damage?


r/engineering 1d ago

Any engineers on here who are bilingual or proficient in both French and English and can translate a couple of terms for me?


Ok, so I must admit, I‘m not an engineer, I am doing a professional translation (French-English) of a outdoor swimming pool patent (exciting times) and although my maths degree has gotten me through most of it I am struggling with the exact translation of a couple of the fittings mentioned. I am having trouble with: ‘profilé d‘accrochage’, ‘liaison souple’ and ‘longeron’.
The first two I can’t get near and for longeron, Google has thrown up a host of confusing options including longeron (but this is a swimming pool not a plane), stringer, spar…please help if you can!

Edit: since more context has been requested:

The ‘liaison souple’ is connecting modular floats. The profilé d’accrochage is fixing the top edges of some panels to the modular floats. And the longerons are connected transversely by beams, forming an underwater horizontal structure. They are also designed as oblong tanks capable of containing water.

Edit 2: to those suggesting Google Translate, please check out my comment below :)

r/engineering 1d ago

[CIVIL] Are there any modern day use cases for analogues of Roman concrete?


I'm not a civil engineer (actually electrical), but recently I've been learning and hearing a bit more about structural design and the miracles of Roman concrete. A quick glimpse at Wikipedia seemed to me to suggest that flume ash could significantly reduce the cost of a Roman style modern concrete in the very near future and allow for a certain degree of mass production.

Roman concrete is noted for its insane durability, standing up to thousands of years of elemental wear and tear with virtually no change, which is often compared to how modern concrete only lasts a few decades, but is often chosen due to being cheaper, as Roman concrete structures are generally thicker due to not being as structurally strong as modern concrete.

So, are there modern uses for a modern Roman concrete?

It seems a shame that today that, at a glance, so much is not built to last those insane lengths of time against the elements.


r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Job title is 'Project Engineer', but I don't have P.Eng (Ontario)


Hi all,

I am currently employed in Ontario with the job title 'Project Engineer'. I have my MEng Chemical Engineering degree from UK, and working in Canada as an intra-company transferee on a temporary work visa. My work visa says my job title is 'Project Engineer' as does my employment contract. However, I do not have P.Eng status, nor registered as an EIT.

Is this legal? Or do I need to investigate changing my job title and work permit? I am surprised my company's immigration lawyers and IRCC did not question this at the time of application.

Thanks in advance.

r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Moon phase mechanisme.



There are flat mechanisms for moon phase clocks that rotate a disk with one or two images of the moon around that show the phase of the moon. There are spherical or semi spherical ones, but I started thinking about one, that doesn't use a lot of space like the first one and is still more or less flat unlike the spherical ones.Is there a flat mechanism that can show for example 3/4 of the moon dark, in the way as shown in the picture. I was thinking along the lines of how the lens opening of a camera works. Obviously, that doesn't work here, but something along those lines. I didn't find a good solution yet.

But perhaps you have a better idea.

r/engineering 1d ago

[CIVIL] This Ball Protects Skyscrapers From Earthquakes


r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Great and active engineering forums


Hi all, I work in an engineering field where there's a fair amount of people working both in industrial and academic stuff. It's about radiation effects on electronics. I feel our field lacks a centralised space to exchange ideas and bibliography, outside of the two big conferences once a year. Are there any great forums where I could create a space for this field ? Thanks

r/engineering 2d ago

[MECHANICAL] Is there a reason why freight rail cars don't have something to close the gap for aerodynamics?


An observation I had today was that rail cars tend to have a massive gap between cars that seem to catch air and induce drag. In theory, I suppose there could be some degree of drafting, but drafting would require a very tiny gap, unless your train car was going at maglev speeds.

I was wondering why there hasn't been some sort of sock developed to help close the gap and increase freight efficiency? Since the heights of the cars tend to be pretty consistent, it seems like it would be a fairly straightforward implementation if you had a hook to grab rings along the sock welded support/structure ribs as it arrives at a platform (imagine a hoop house, but more rectangular)

r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Standards of U-Bolts


What does it mean #310 U-bolt ? I want to get the dimensions of it, what can I do?

r/engineering 1d ago

[GENERAL] Heart Implant?


Since we now have companies like Neuralink developing devices that work directly in connection with the brain to increase brain functionality, repair loss of function, etc... is it possible to create a similar device that could work symbiotic with the heart to prevent heart disease, or jolt the heart back into gear after a heart attack? How feasible is this if at all?

r/engineering 1d ago

[ELECTRICAL] When do we need to use shaft basis system instead of the usual hole basis system?


The hole basis system is often used because it is easier to machine the shaft to fit the hole instead of the other way around. What are the instances that the shaft basis system is more practical than the hole basis system?

r/engineering 1d ago

[ELECTRICAL] To what extent is buying a newer smartphone with better battery life simply a function of increasing the size of the device & battery (as opposed to it's quality)?


I think about upgrading from my iPhone 8+ and I have noticed that more battery life === bigger phone. But is that a 1:1 correlation? Generally speaking, if you trade a 2017 smartphone for a 2023 smartphone of the same size, how much of an increase could you see in battery life (power saving algorithms, efficient software, higher quality battery)?

r/engineering 3d ago

[GENERAL] Does anyone else fantasize about a mundane job where you can just shut your brain down for the day?


I love engineering. I love my career. I've gotten to design and analyze components and systems I only dreamed of as a kid. The work is cool.

But the work is also hard. I am wrought with imposter-syndrome all the time as such critical thinking comes with an immense need for high-level knowledge. The need to learn is ever present.

I'm driving in the road, and I see it: a man on a lawn mower mowing the side of a highway. I think, "Wow. A task that requires minimal thinking while you're out in the elements. Must be nice." I know it is not ALWAYS nice. Weather can suck. Drivers can suck. Debris can ruin the lawn mower. No job is without problems. Those fast-food employees have to meet insane metrics in an industry that often requires some dirty work. The store employee must know the layout and stock of a vast array of goods. Jobs are work.

I know every job requires expertise. I enjoyed watching a Smarter Every Day video where the engineer got to watch workers install farm equipment, but this aerospace engineer was struggling to help these people that society would often deem as grunt labor because he was not trained in such labor.

Nevertheless, sometimes, I just want a job where the barrier to a successful day is doing the work instead of vast acedemic knowledge.

r/engineering 2d ago

Load calc through concrete


Trying to roughly determine the distributed load imparted on high load foam under a 6" concrete slab.

My thoughts are a 5400lb truck over 4 wheels = 1350lb per wheel

Tire contact area is about 4"x8"

So can I assume approx 42psi?

Then a 6" conc slab assuming 45* load distribution through the slab would be 3.5psi to the foam? Plus the concrete itself, roundup to 4psi?

I see online there are more in-depth formulas but I dont think I have all the info needed to populate the formula. Am I close enough?

r/engineering 2d ago

Load cell/force transducer to measure bite pressure


Bit of a long shot but was wondering if anyone could give me a rough outline on how I could design a product that would measure the strength of bite force in a dog and display the measurement on an lcd screen. I’m unsure about what I would need to build this. Thanks!

r/engineering 2d ago

XYZ Linear positioning stage for 80mm travel with accuracy of 0.2mm


Hello everyone

I am currently working on a project where I need to move a Hall sensor in a volume of 80mm x 80mm x 80mm in order to sample a magnetic field. For this purpose, I have used a piezo stage similar to this one. However, the stage that I am using right now seems to be damaged and often doesn't travel to the correct position so I am in need for a replacement.

I was wondering if anyone has an idea for a simple XYZ stage with travel range of around 100mm? I feel like the accuracy requirement that I have of around 0.2mm isn't too strict so I might not even need a piezo stage? The weight of the sensor PCB is very small, I guess it is below 1g.

I was wondering if there's a simple way of doing this? I would have to control the position programmatically in order to take measurements.

Maybe someone can recommend a stage or a project (such as a 3D Printer) that I could modify for this purpose?