‘how to get high salary jobs in mechanical engineering‘

‘how to get high salary jobs in mechanical engineering‘

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Hello friends!

From a long time, I wanted to create blog post on placements and jobs in the engineering field. This blog series aims to help you with job aspects, specifically in the engineering field and for students in every branch.

In this particular blog, we will focus on how to get a high-paying job in the mechanical engineering field. The blog is divided into three sections.

First, we will discuss companies that offer higher than average pay in the market. We have divided these companies into three groups.

  1. Automobile industry: Tata Motors, Maruti, Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Ford, Honda, Mercedes.
  2. Non-automobile industries: Tata Group, L&T, Thermax, Kirloskar, Godrej, Schlumberger, Siemens, Bosch, ABB, Tonton Reefs, etc.
  3. Government and public sector units: BARC, ISRO, DRDO, IOCL, NTPC, Vail, SAIL, etc.

Please note that the above lists are not exhaustive. The important part is understanding how to get a job in these companies.

Next, let's discuss the recruitment process for these companies. In the first two categories (automobile and non-automobile), these companies mostly recruit through campus placements from tier 1 colleges like IITs and NITs. Some of them also visit tier 2 colleges, including top government state engineering colleges and reputable private institutes. If you want to know the list of these colleges in your area, you can refer to my videos on top colleges in different regions of India.

To be eligible for campus selections, it is important to have a GPA of more than 7CGPA or an aggregate mark of 65-70% without any backlogs. These companies often have strict eligibility criteria. Once you are eligible, most companies will conduct a written test consisting of aptitude and technical questions. For the technical section, focus on subjects like basic thermodynamics, gear train, sawm, ice engines, materials, and manufacturing processes.

Before we move on, I would like to emphasize the importance of communication. If you feel your communication skills are not strong, practice English speaking with your friends daily. I will also make a video on how to improve communication for job interviews.

After the written test, some companies may have group discussions before shortlisting candidates for personal interviews. Interviews usually consist of technical and HR rounds, which may be conducted separately or combined into one interview. Good communication skills are crucial to clear these stages.

For those looking to get a job through off-campus opportunities, it's important to note that these companies generally don't conduct off-campus drives. However, there are still ways to get into these companies. Sometimes, they hire third-party contractors for regular jobs, and based on your performance, you can receive a permanent job offer. Another approach is to start working in small industries that are vendors or suppliers to these big companies and then apply after gaining one or two years of experience.

Moving on to the third category, which includes PSUs and government organizations, the only option is to crack the GATE exam and apply based on your GATE score. For more information on GATE preparation, you can refer to my old videos on the subject.

Now, let's discuss the skills that can enhance your chances of getting a job in these companies. Most companies hire graduate trainees for design or manufacturing and operational jobs. R&D jobs are usually limited and require post-graduate qualifications. To enhance your design skills, learn different CAD tools like Pro-E, CAD-E-R, Solid works. For more details on tools and job-oriented courses, refer to my previous videos on job-oriented courses in mechanical engineering.

Apart from specific tools, having good knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and general mechanical engineering concepts is crucial. Additionally, soft skills like problem-solving, teamwork, and communication are equally important.

In summary, to get a high-paying job in the mechanical engineering field, focus on companies that offer higher than average pay. Understand their recruitment processes, prepare well for written tests and interviews, and work on enhancing your skills through relevant tools and knowledge.

I hope this video was helpful. If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me.

Thank you, and all the best for your job search!

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