26 Dec 2018

What does an Industry expect from an Automobile Engineer?

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self-interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus

Einstein didn’t construct his theory under a bureaucrat,
Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

The automobile industry is one such important sector that changed the course of life, its standards and has become a part of every one’s life. Automobile industry had its growth as a part of mechanical engineering and slowly incorporated the other engineering streams in to it. The evolution of automobile from 1900 has various individuals influencing it, but Karl Benz and Henry Ford are the two significant names that revolutionized the automobile industry. 

So, now you come in that line, sitting in front of me wanting to be a part of the revolutionary industry to create an impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor.

Does the word “work in automobile industry” buzzes in your mind?

The automobile industry over the last century has constantly accustomed itself as per the changing needs of the customers. An industry with a remarkable changes over the time requires individuals with high skills, the requirements of the automobile industry is very dynamic in terms of customer satisfactory aspects and very constant in terms of safety.

Let me take you to the swinging requirements of automobile industry to be an AUTOMOBILE ENGINEER.

THINK AUTOMOBILISM!

You have to be more careful on building your skills, that’s what industry needs too.

Industries always need a qualified quality engineer more than a certified engineer.

Prospective automobile engineers usually earn a bachelor’s degree in that discipline is a known fact. But what you might not know people with degrees in electrical engineering or a related discipline sometimes from totally different stream of area also work with the automobile industry.

The question arises at this point that HOW COME THEY MANAGE TO GET A JOB IN THE NEW REALM?They take this mantra of aspiration “DO CERTIFIED COURSES” or “SHORT TERM COURSES FOR JOBS” which will make them recruiter ready. This is a kind of formal education that creates an entry for them in their field of interest. But, being in the automobile engineering stream you should not spend too much time on doing courses but you should be practically well trained. For that, you must spend most of your time in waking up your in-cognitive automobile engineer within you by exercising your wanted skills on daily day basis. So, think like a professional automobilist.

Future Scopes!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, automobile engineering jobs are expected to grow by 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Demand for engineers in transportation industries is likely to be strong as car companies and parts manufacturers work to develop advanced technologies such as hybrid and electric automobiles. As of 2019, the average salary for automotive engineers is $64,882/year.

WOWWWW!   I heard your inner voice screaming to know,

How can I get this honey jar? What do I need to get this?  
Simple…..

You have to be an Automobile Engineer, I am sure that it won’t be as simple as the line depicts.
But, we can make it through by achieving the following skills.

What are the most wanted technical skills for an automobile engineer?

You have to apply your academic knowledge and develop the practical skills from doing internships and nailing your laboratories practices and making exceptional design projects as your hobby. After graduation, you guys must work for several years under the supervision of licensed professional engineers.

Good computer skills are a must, because 21st century engineers rely on computer-assisted design, or CAD, software. Still another skill requirement is ergonomics, which is applied in the process of designing a car so that the driver and passengers have a comfortable and functional environment.
In addition to this, you should be more and more CREATIVE, I repeat, CREATIVE! 

“Like the sky scraper , the automobile and the motion picture palace , neon signs once symbolized popular hopes of new era of technological achievement and commercial abundance from anywhere to everywhere now.  Since I said earlier that they have not came by bureaucrats but by imagination and aspiration.”

Being creative is going to be fruitful only if you are communicatively well skilled. Being multilingual adds you an extra star to your career path. I must say that being an automobile engineer you have to be more effective in your language since you are going to be work in groups apparently in comparison with other streams of engineering.

Not so good in communication makes your content looks frivolous!!! 

Another valuable skill needed to be in an industry ready professional is the ability to manage subordinates. Managing subordinates always understood wrongly, it doesn’t mean that simply giving away the works to your employees but directing them to do the work effectively. 

For example, if you are in an instance to oversee a manufacturing facility you have to be more conscious about organizing your group of employees and direct them to do the work effectively. 

I would like to summarize the skills in a key manner

  • Strong background in Science and Mathematics 
  • Creativity and Innovation is the major key
  • Objective and Logical thinking would make you shine
  • Technical and Problem solving skills make you do a sound in your field
  • Sketching and Drawing is a not a compromising key
  • Team work and Communication skills are must have stars
  • Finally, Hardworking and Ready to learn new things will get you to places.
  • Let us now discuss about job profiles and get a clarity.

Be clear about your job profile and area of your interests!

Variety of job areas are there to do your work as an automobile engineer.

  • Designing of new automobiles 
  • Engineering for extra performance
  • Production of automobiles
  • Human resource management or HR
  • Sales and Services
  • Marketing and finance.
  • Customer Care.

If you are in idea to be Self-employed it’s incorrigible , go for it.
Options are 

Setting up your very own 
A Maintenance Workshop  &
A Garage.

I must spot Dubai, for its car loving culture and emerging as a growing market for luxury cars serving as an export market for Africa and Middle East. Right guidance and qualification will nurture your desire and will fetch a job in automobile industry. Finding out the place that helps you to become a qualified automobile engineer is a vital task to be performed with urge. Search for the diploma courses in Dubai for automobile engineering, or grab a short term course for jobs offered by technical training institutes or an engineering college in Dubai. Among the technical training courses in Dubai, automobile engineering has high opportunities due to the car loving culture and the car-crazy culture in Dubai/UAE.

TOP PLAYERS IN DUBAI 

Al Shamali Group
AGMC 
AW Rostamani Holdings CO LLC 
Western audio etc… 

These companies have almost 279 job openings now.
Have a look for detailed information 
https://www.naukrigulf.com/automobile-companies-in-dubai
Since there is no significant job opportunities in government sectors, focusing on private sectors only would help your career in a better way.

A Fresher would expect 3000 AED – 8000 AED per month
Experienced engineers would expect 10000 AED to 30000 AED per month.

I would like to conclude by saying that have the right kind of skills and a burning desire to succeed will make you industry ready.

Industries which are in need of automobile engineers are 

  • Automobile manufacturing and servicing centers.
  • Automobile sales.
  • Automobile Component Companies
  • Service Stations
  • Transport Companies
  • IT Companies.

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