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A Computer On Wheels: Self-driving Cars Are Inevitable

Posted June 11, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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One thing becomes clear while browsing through Recode for the latest independent tech news, reviews and analysis: self-driving cars are inevitable. The shared belief in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Germany and Japan is that self-driving cars are the future. When self-driving cars arrive en masse, they will transform transportation and industries attached to the car.

This trend created an interesting cooperation between classic auto makers (such as Daimler, Audi and BMW), automotive suppliers, and high tech giants like Google, Apple and Tesla. However there are a small army of lesser known companies involved as well — the manufacturers, suppliers and startups building the hardware and software that equip vehicles with autonomous features. Mechanical engineers already know that being on the supply side of the auto industry provides excellent opportunities. These emerging, sometimes lesser known and smaller players offer additional venues for newly created engineering jobs.

A self-driving car basically has three components to it: the body, the eyes and the brain. Engineers are needed in a lot of different disciplines, from computer, software and optics, to sensor technology, chips, and much more to produce the body, eyes and brain of self-driving cars.

The body – a computer on wheels – is made by Google and an array of partners such as Roush, a boutique automotive supplier based in Michigan, assembled the car’s exterior. A handful of German specialists like Continental, Bosch, Frimo and ZFLS make components like powertrain, brakes and steering wheels.

The eyes – a self-driving car needs to see. There are two different chains of thought here. The best option may be LIDAR, a remote sensing technology that uses lasers to map out surroundings. A slightly cheaper alternative to LIDAR is the use of high-tech cameras.

The brain – Once a car has the parts to drive alone and see, it still needs a vast amount of processing power. This is where the chipmakers come in. Qualcomm and Samsung, are moving into the car industry, providing the graphical interfaces behind the advanced vision systems requisite for autonomous driving. Being the “brains” of self-driving cars leans on a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which trains computers to process reams of visual data.

Such groundbreaking engineering jobs are interesting, diverse, and sometimes hard to get, but they should not be hard to find.

Specializing in mechanical engineering jobs, the ASME Job Board + Career Center offers powerful, intelligent search tools for job seekers, including job alerts. For employers, the job board features programmatic distribution to over a dozen sites and major aggregators. Plus, auto-matching technology and social media channels enable proactive outreach to passive candidates. Additional partner sites are utilized that reach a diverse audience to help meet EEOC or OFCCP guidelines.

Search for automotive and thousands of other engineering jobs right here on the ASME Job Board + Career Center.

Post your resume today and get matched with high-caliber engineering firms nationwide.


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Bio Engineering’s Stunning Glimpse Into the Future

Posted May 21, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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Browsing through various scientific and engineering websites like ASME.org provides a stunning glimpse into the future of bioengineering. A robot that prints tissue and an artificial heart that beats are just some of the latest success stories of physicians and engineers working together in the bioengineering field.

Advanced Solutions Life Sciences has created a six-axis robotic 3-D printing workstation that can be used to create tissue, cells, biological gels and coatings, and perhaps eventually, an entire human organ.

The robotic nature of the tool, along with its six axes, turns this 3-D printer into a 3-D bio-fabrication device, which could one day operate within a patient during surgery.

On the cardiovascular engineering front—a practical, permanent artificial heart— a new prototype is now in pre-clinical testing. The experimental device, if successful, could be the first artificial heart sufficiently compact, durable, biocompatible, and inexpensive enough to serve as a permanent replacement for failing hearts.

A total artificial heart is not a new idea. Engineers and physicians have been working on it since the 1940s. However, the perpetual scarcity of organs in the face of growing demand adds urgency to the effort to develop a total, practical, and permanent artificial heart as an alternative to transplants of donor hearts.

Such groundbreaking engineering jobs are interesting, diverse, and sometimes hard to get, but they should not be hard to find.

Specializing in mechanical engineering jobs, the ASME Job Board + Career Center offers powerful, intelligent search tools for job seekers, including job alerts. For employers, the job board features programmatic distribution to over a dozen sites and major aggregators. Plus, auto-matching technology and social media channels enable proactive outreach to passive candidates. Additional partner sites are utilized that reach a diverse audience to help meet EEOC or OFCCP guidelines.

Search for bioengineering and thousands of other engineering jobs right here on the ASME Job Board + Career Center.

Post your resume today and get matched with high-caliber engineering firms nationwide.


Editor's note: This is a sponsored blog post by ASME Membership.

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Take Me To Mars and Back—Find the Engineers to Do Just That

Posted April 16, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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Interesting news from NASA reveals a lot of opportunities for engineers. NASA is building new deep space capabilities to take humans farther into the solar system than ever before, ultimately to Mars. Major construction was completed on the largest new SLS structural test stand and engineers are now installing equipment to test the rocket’s biggest fuel tank.

NASA is also working to make flight greener, safer and quieter by building a quieter supersonic passenger jet. NASA selected a team led by Lockheed Martin to complete a preliminary design for Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST). The company’s engineers will develop baseline aircraft requirements and a preliminary aircraft design, with specifications, and provide supporting documentation for concept formulation and planning.

Such groundbreaking engineering jobs are interesting, diverse and sometimes hard to get, but they should not be hard to find.

The ASME Job Board + Career Center specializes in mechanical engineering jobs that can be life-changing by offering powerful, intelligent search tools for job seekers, including job alerts. For employers, the job board features programmatic distribution to over a dozen sites and major aggregators. Plus, auto-matching technology and social media channels enable proactive outreach to passive candidates. Additional partner sites are utilized that reach a diverse audience to help meet EEOC or OFCCP guidelines.

Whether you are looking for, or marketing an opportunity, the ASME Job Board + Career Center has the tools to get the job done.

Search for space engineering and thousands of other engineering jobs right here on the ASME Job Board + Career Center.

Editor's note: This is a sponsored blog post from ASME Membership.

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From Science Fiction to Science Facts – Mechanical Engineers Make It Possible

Posted March 19, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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Browsing through scientific and engineering web sites like, Stanford Engineering, MIT news, and ASME.org will show you how mechanical engineers are closing the gap between science fiction and science facts. In a professional marriage of engineering, science and medicine bio, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers are collaborating to create new medical devices that could, one day, allow people with paralysis to send a text message using only their minds.

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” that has potential for sensing chemicals, both in the environment and in the human body. ASME reports on super small robots being created for use in minimally invasive surgeries, especially for neurologic, orthopedic, and laparoscopic procedures. As a result, a wide range of surgical and rehabilitation robots are being developed to serve in a variety of roles within the medical environment.

Such groundbreaking engineering jobs are interesting, diverse and sometimes hard to get, but they should not be hard to find. The ASME Job Board + Career Center specializes in such mechanical engineering jobs that can be life changing offering powerful, intelligent search tools for job seekers, including job alerts. For employers, the job board features programmatic distribution to over a dozen sites and major aggregators. Plus auto-matching technology and social media channels that enable proactive outreach to passive candidates. Additionally partner sites are utilized that reach a diverse audience to help meet EEOC or OFCCP guidelines.

Whether you are looking for, or marketing an opportunity, the ASME Job Board + Career Center has the tools to get the job done.

Search for bio engineering and thousands of other engineering jobs right here on the ASME Job Board + Career Center.

Post your resume today and get matched with high-caliber engineering firms nationwide offering a wide variety of opportunities.


Editor's note: This is a sponsored blog post from ASME Membership.

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Top Sectors for Engineering Job Seekers

Posted February 05, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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According to the major publications such as Forbes, the WSJ and Bloomberg 2017 should be an interesting year for employment. Many industries are poised for and anticipating growth and engineers will remain in high demand and have incredible opportunities, particularly in revitalized sectors like infrastructure and manufacturing.

Infrastructure spending for example is projected to increase as part of the make America great again movement touted by the new administration. Construction project design, project management, heavy equipment related jobs will all flourish as a result. One can already imagine that there will be a few high profile transportation, energy and defense infrastructure projects funded and developed in the next few years.

Manufacturing could possibly relive a kind of renaissance. Many companies might scrap plans to move production abroad and instead increase capability in domestic factories and save domestic manufacturing jobs. Automation and other factors have reduced the labor force and manufacturing base but even with high output efficient factories, automation still requires engineers to design processes and tooling in addition to the products being produced.

And then there is Defense spending indicating that lots of interesting things with automation and robotics might happen in this sector again requiring engineers to do the job.

The ASME Job Board + Career Center offers powerful, intelligent search tools for job seekers, including job alerts. For employers, the job board features programmatic distribution to over a dozen sites and major aggregators. Plus auto-matching technology and social media channels that enable proactive outreach to passive candidates. Additionally partner sites are utilized that reach a diverse audience to help meet EEOC or OFCCP guidelines.

Whether you are looking for, or marketing an opportunity, the ASME Job Board + Career Center has the tools to get the job done.

Search for manufacturing and thousands of other engineering jobs right here on the ASME Job Board + Career Center.

Post your resume today and get matched with high-caliber engineering firms nationwide offering a wide variety of opportunities.

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post by ASME Membership.

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