Being an Engineer

Aaron Moncur

The Being An Engineer podcast is a central repository in which we collect and share industry knowledge & best practices associated with the discipline of engineering. We hope that engineers throughout the world will benefit from this content as they connect with the companies, technologies, people, resources, and opportunities that are relevant to their engineering or engineering-adjacent roles. Contact us at info@teampipeline.us. Intro and Outro music by John Martell read less
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S5E28 Aaron Gebauer | Solidworks PDM, Finding A New Job, Managing Uncertainty
5d ago
S5E28 Aaron Gebauer | Solidworks PDM, Finding A New Job, Managing Uncertainty
Today we continue our “Open to Work” series by welcoming Aaron Gebauer. Aaron Gebauer shares his extensive career journey and insights into implementing SolidWorks PDM, managing job transitions, the importance of professional development and networking, and finding balance during uncertain periods. Aaron is now seeking new opportunities to advance engineering teams to higher levels of performance and we are excited to share his extensive experience and insights with the Being An Engineer podcast community.Main Topics:Implementing PDM softwareManaging CAD filesLeadership and risk-taking at startupsJob searchingSelf-careAccelerating engineering through collaboration.About the guest: Aaron Gebauer is an experienced mechanical design engineer and project manager. Aaron brings over 27 years of technical expertise, bold leadership, and a results-driven teamwork approach. Aaron, recently managed teams and established new departmental capabilities.Links:Aaron Gebauer - LinkedInAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E27 Andy Schieber | Work Ethic, Medical Device Commercialization, & Ophthalmology Devices
Jul 5 2024
S5E27 Andy Schieber | Work Ethic, Medical Device Commercialization, & Ophthalmology Devices
Andy discusses his background growing up on a farm and how it shaped his work ethic. He talks about his experience founding Engineering Consultants and working with medical device startups. Key topics include challenges in commercializing devices, balancing an inventor's vision with engineering feasibility, and advice for engineers entering the field.Main Topics: Medical device regulationsChallenges in commercializationBalancing an inventor's visionStem cell and gene therapy advances in ophthalmologyAdvice for young engineers About the guest: Andy Schieber is a seasoned medical device engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in research and development. He is the Founder and President of Ingenarious Consultants, a firm that specializes in early-stage medical device development, offering services from concept to clinical trials. Andy has a remarkable track record in designing and developing Class III implantable medical devices, and he holds over 40 patents including the Hydrus Microstent, which is a significant innovation in ophthalmology.He also serves as the Head of Engineering at Rivermark Medical, where he contributes to the development of novel medical technologies. Andy’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout​.Links:Andy Schieber - LinkedInIngenarious Consultants WebsiteAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
Free Online PDX Event: Simulation in Product Development
Jul 3 2024
Free Online PDX Event: Simulation in Product Development
The next PDX event is coming up – so mark your calendars for Thursday July 18th…  ...and this one is free (and online)!   In this event, simulation expert and 35 year veteran of the industry Krishna Raichur will teach you the basics of setting up, running, and evaluating results of FEA simulations. You’ll learn how early-stage simulation can help reduce development times, decrease warranty costs, and reduce part weight through topology optimization.  This is not a sales pitch. As with all PDX events, the training will focus on practical skills you can apply to your work right away. Krishna will also be doing Q&A to answer your real-world simulation questions at the end. The webinar will cover:What simulation is and how you can leverage it in your product development workHow you can save time and money for your company by doing simulations early in the product design cycleHow to make “what if” design changes and quickly see their effects on product performanceHow to optimize your design for things like weight, strength, and size. Again, this PDX event is online and happening Thursday July 18. Register for free here. See you there!About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E26 Patrick Jreijiri | How To Build A Product Development Freelance Company
Jun 28 2024
S5E26 Patrick Jreijiri | How To Build A Product Development Freelance Company
Patrick Jreijiri shares his journey in product design, mechanical engineering, entrepreneurship, and growing his freelance product development company. He discusses challenges he overcame like competing with cheaper labor abroad and the loneliness of remote work. Patrick also provides insights on processes like prototyping early and drawing inspiration from different engineering fields.Main Topics:Patrick's background and discovery of his passion for inventionsExperiences starting companies and failed product development projectsChallenges of entrepreneurship like estimating costs and timelines  Automating processes to improve operations dramaticallyInsights on remote work and deciding to hire contractors vs employeesAbout the guest: Patrick Jreijiri is an accomplished entrepreneur and engineering professional with extensive experience in business development, mechanical engineering, and product design. He currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Jiri, a company dedicated to creating innovative solutions in the tech industry. With a strong background in engineering and a passion for technology, Patrick has successfully navigated the challenges of starting and growing his own business, and his insights into remote work, product development, and entrepreneurship make him a valuable guest for the Being An Engineer podcast.Links:Patrick Jreijiri - LinkedInJiri Website About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E25 Erica Kahn | Ophthalmology Device Design & Being Laid Off
Jun 21 2024
S5E25 Erica Kahn | Ophthalmology Device Design & Being Laid Off
Welcome to a special episode of the "Being an Engineer" podcast, marking the beginning of our new "Open to Work" series. Part of the stated purpose of the BAE podcast is to “connect with the companies, technologies, people, resources, and opportunities featured on our show.” In alignment with that purpose, my goal for this open to work series is to provide a platform for engineers who are currently seeking new opportunities, sharing their experiences and insights in an open and candid manner to connect these talented professionals with our community of listeners who may be able to offer support or job leadsOur first guest in this series is Erica Kahn, she is here to share her journey, discuss the challenges of being unexpectedly out of work, and provide valuable insights that can benefit engineers who may find themselves in a similar situation.We are honored to have her kick off this important series. Through her candid discussion, we hope to provide not only a connection for Erica but also a source of inspiration and practical advice for our listeners.Main Topics:Erica's work developing hydrogel technologies for eyecareCreativity in engineeringCoping with job lossLeveraging her networkCareer development after being laid offAbout the guest: Erica Kahn, is a highly accomplished biomedical engineer with a wealth of experience in the medical device industry. Erica previously worked for Ocular Therapeutix, where she made significant contributions to the development of innovative hydrogel technologies for ocular applications. Links:Erica Kahn - LinkedInEmail - Ekahn92@gmail.com About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E24 Dion Lopes | Manufacturing processes & Implementing New Technologies
Jun 14 2024
S5E24 Dion Lopes | Manufacturing processes & Implementing New Technologies
In this episode, we delve into Dion's remarkable journey in medical device manufacturing. We explore his wealth of experience and expertise, spanning crucial aspects such as product development, regulatory submissions, and the implementation of various manufacturing technologies.Main Topics:Pneumatic welding process challenges and qualificationsBest practices for developing and optimizing nitinol welding processes  Experience overcoming a tough FDA regulatory hurdlePrinciples for mentorship, failure, and learning in engineeringEvaluating and implementing new technologiesSkills required for today's manufacturing engineersAbout the guest: Dion Lopes is an accomplished engineering leader with a deep track record in the medical device industry. Dion's career highlights include key roles at several top organizations, such as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Imperative Care, Senior Manager of Manufacturing and Production at Intersect ENT (now part of Medtronic), and various leadership positions at PneumRx and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. Links:Dion Lopes - LinkedIn About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E23 Jim Cuseo | Defining Requirements, Developing MacBook Pro, & Leading Large Engineering Teams
Jun 7 2024
S5E23 Jim Cuseo | Defining Requirements, Developing MacBook Pro, & Leading Large Engineering Teams
The episode discusses Jim Cuseo's engineering journey and lessons learned over his career. He shares insights on defining requirements, developing complex products, scaling operations, and leading large teams.Main Topics:Defining clear product requirementsDeveloping subsystems while considering broader context Accelerating engineering through effective processesCommon mistakes and how to avoid themEmerging technologies impacting designAbout the guest: Jim Cuseo is a seasoned mechanical engineer whose remarkable career has spanned over two decades, influencing the design of some of the most iconic technology products. James's journey began at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and led him through pivotal roles at Ford, Exponent, and MagCanica, where he honed his skills in the motorsport and aerospace sectors. Next, Jim spent over a decade at Apple, where he grew to Director of Mac Product Design, overseeing the development of groundbreaking products such as the 16” MacBook Pro and the iMac with Retina Displays. Currently, he offers his expertise to various companies through his consultancy, Jim Cuseo, LLC, aiding them in scaling operations and enhancing product designs. Links:James Cuseo - LinkedInAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E22 James Trevelyan | What Research Tells Us Is The Most Important Quality of Engineers
May 31 2024
S5E22 James Trevelyan | What Research Tells Us Is The Most Important Quality of Engineers
Welcome to another episode of the Being An Engineer podcast. Today, we're excited to host James Trevelyan. James shares insights from his extensive research and experience on effective collaboration, cultural differences in engineering practice, value creation, and accelerating engineering development through experimentation. Main Topics:Engineering collaboration skillsCommunication vs emailCultural impacts on innovationProject failures due to collaboration issuesImproving listening skillsTraining prioritiesCreating value for clients.About the guest: James Trevelyan, is a renowned engineer whose career spans significant contributions to both academia and industry. James's work has profoundly impacted practical engineering applications and education, notably in areas of robotics and automation. His extensive research and development projects have pioneered technological advancements and provided critical insights into engineering practice. With a focus on enhancing the utility of engineering work and its recognition in society, James offers invaluable perspectives on navigating and succeeding in the engineering world.Links:James Trevelyan LinkedInWebsiteBookAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E21 Chris Julian | Failing Fast, Learning By Doing, & Curiosity
May 24 2024
S5E21 Chris Julian | Failing Fast, Learning By Doing, & Curiosity
Chris shares his invaluable insights and experiences from his remarkable 35+ year career in medical device innovation. He discusses how he got into engineering without a formal degree, his early career path working at startups in Silicon Valley, and advice for others looking to get into engineering.Main Topics:How Chris got into engineering through curiosity and building things rather than deciding on it as a careerHis early challenges in math but passion for science and technologyHis first medical device job at a startup building test equipmentAdvice for getting into engineering without a degree by learning on the job.  About the guest: Chris is an accomplished leader in the field of engineering, boasting a robust background in project management and development within the medical devices sector. His impressive career includes roles at notable companies where he has led teams through complex projects, pushing the boundaries of innovation and efficiency. As someone who's navigated the fast-evolving terrain of medical technologies, Chris brings a treasure trove of insights on career acceleration, leadership, and adapting to the technological shifts in engineering.Links:Chris Julian - LinkedInChris’ WebsitesAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E20 Francis Lacoste | Vulnerability, Psychological Safety, & Befriending Uncertainty
May 17 2024
S5E20 Francis Lacoste | Vulnerability, Psychological Safety, & Befriending Uncertainty
Francis shares his journey from software engineer to engineering manager to coach. He discusses strategies for balancing product development and organizational growth when scaling teams quickly. Listeners will greatly benefit from Francis's insights on accelerating their careers, enhancing productivity, and adopting best technical and leadership practices. Join us as we delve into the wisdom and experiences of a coach who has been instrumental in shaping the success of numerous engineering leaders and teams across the industry.Main Topics:Defining and onboarding new team members to a strong engineering culture to prevent cultural dilution when scaling.Maintaining high performance through accountability and focus on results.Fostering a collaborative and supportive culture.About the guest: Francis Lacoste, a distinguished VPE and CTO coach, known for his exceptional ability to guide engineering leaders and teams toward achieving remarkable growth, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. With a wealth of experience in addressing the unique challenges faced by fast-scaling tech startups, Francis has mastered the art of balancing product development with organizational development, all while maintaining a strong focus on emotional intelligence and effective leadership.Links:Francis Lacoste - LinkedInVPE and CTO coach WebsiteAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E19 Krishna Raichur | The Ins & Outs of Engineering Simulation (FEA, CFD)
May 10 2024
S5E19 Krishna Raichur | The Ins & Outs of Engineering Simulation (FEA, CFD)
Aaron Moncur interviews Krishna Raichur about his journey, Krishna shares his insights into simulation technologies, the evolution of engineering tools, and the impact of digital twins and AI/ML algorithms on the industry. Main Topics:Krishna's background and journey to simulation engineeringBenefits and challenges of simulation implementation  Case study on simulating blood flow in an artificial heart designStatic vs dynamic simulation, material properties and limitationsCosts of simulation software, ROI considerations and future developmentsAbout the guest: Krishna Raichur is a Principal Engineer at SimuTech Group and an Ansys Certified Elite Channel Partner. With a robust career spanning over three decades, Krishna has made significant contributions to the field of engineering simulation, technical support, and techno-marketing. His expertise in ANSYS products and his passion for educating others make him a distinguished figure in the engineering community.Links:Krishna Raichur - LinkedInSimuTech Group WebsiteAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E18.5 PDX: James Rogers
May 8 2024
S5E18.5 PDX: James Rogers
PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community.Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. Learn more at https://www.thewave.engineer/product-development-expo/pdx2024info/.About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E18 Joe Moak | Working at Apple, Premium Products, & Superior Project Management
May 3 2024
S5E18 Joe Moak | Working at Apple, Premium Products, & Superior Project Management
Joe Moak shares his experience with the podcast working at high-profile companies such as Apple & Sonos, and also gives us a glimpse into “the best place he has ever worked” (Maestro PD). Companies are always looking for those elusive “A” players to join their teams, and it is very clear that Joe qualifies under that definition.Joe Moak earned his mechanical engineering degree at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.To sum up, Listen to this episode to learn all these!Main Topics:Working at AppleDesigning for manufacturing toleranceProduct development challengesInterviewing techniquesDesign processes,Project management best practicesAbout the guest: Joe Moak, founder and chief engineer at Maestro PD, a product design and engineering firm. Joe also worked at Apple, Sonos, St. Jude Medical, and other companies.Links:Joe Moak - LinkedInMaestro PDAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E17.5 PDX: Roger Labrecque
May 1 2024
S5E17.5 PDX: Roger Labrecque
PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community.Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. Learn more at https://www.thewave.engineer/product-development-expo/pdx2024info/.About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E17 Shobana Radhakrishnan | Blameless Post-Mortems, Google TV, & Engineering Leadership
Apr 26 2024
S5E17 Shobana Radhakrishnan | Blameless Post-Mortems, Google TV, & Engineering Leadership
Shobana discusses her remarkable engineering career journey through tech giants like Roku, Netflix, Yahoo and Symantec. She shares insights on engineering leadership, building innovative solutions, and her commitment to diversity in STEM.Main Topics:Shobana's pivotal career momentsLessons on Engineering LeadershipNavigating unknowns as lead for Netflix's House of CardsAchieving groundbreaking results through diverse teamsAbout the guest: Shobana Radhakrishnan is a distinguished figure in the engineering world with a remarkable journey through the tech landscape. As the Senior Director of Engineering at Google TV, Shobana has left her mark on industry giants like Roku, Netflix, Yahoo, and Symantec, showcasing her prowess in engineering leadership and her dedication to building innovative technology solutions. Her commitment to STEM diversity and empowering future women leaders in engineering is both inspiring and transformative. Shobana's story is a testament to the power of perseverance, innovation, and the importance of fostering diverse teams in achieving groundbreaking results. Join us as we delve into her insights and experiences, offering valuable lessons for engineers at all stages of their careers.Links:Shobana Radhakrishnan - LinkedInAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E16.5 PDX: Joe Moak
Apr 24 2024
S5E16.5 PDX: Joe Moak
PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community.Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. Learn more at https://www.thewave.engineer/product-development-expo/pdx2024info/.About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E16 James Rogers | R&D Engineering Series – Interview 1 of 6
Apr 19 2024
S5E16 James Rogers | R&D Engineering Series – Interview 1 of 6
The episode features an interview with James Rogers about his career in R&D engineering. He discusses what drew him to engineering, his experiences working in R&D, the challenges of the field, important mindsets, and advice for others.Main Topics:Defining R&D engineeringChallenges in R&DImportant tools and skillsKey attributes of successful R&D engineersLessons learned over his career.About the guest: James Rogers holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in additive manufacturing and has substantial experience in both design and production. He is particularly interested in early-stage product development and rapid prototyping technologies, and says that in a perfect world he would spend his career putting humanity on other worlds and out among the stars, but in the meantime Medical Device work is a great way to help human kind!Links:James Rogers - LinkedInhttps://www.facebook.com/ProtoDevAndFab/Email - protodevandfab@gmail.comAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E15.5 PDX: Ian McEachern
Apr 17 2024
S5E15.5 PDX: Ian McEachern
PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community.Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. Learn more at https://www.thewave.engineer/product-development-expo/pdx2024info/.About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E15 Derek Harper | The Benefits of Working At A Small Company, & How to Motivate Your Engineering Team
Apr 12 2024
S5E15 Derek Harper | The Benefits of Working At A Small Company, & How to Motivate Your Engineering Team
Derek Harper shares his experiences in engineering innovation in the medical field, including insights on career development and effective leadership strategies. Main Topics:Engineering career pathsMedical device developmentLeading engineering teamsLeadership stylesEmerging trends in biomedical engineering like biologics and brain chips.About the guest: Derek Harper is a seasoned professional in the biomedical engineering field with a rich history of innovation and leadership. Derek's career has spanned various roles and has been instrumental in developing and introducing groundbreaking medical devices and technologies. Engineers listening to this episode will gain invaluable insights from Derek's experiences, learning about the challenges and triumphs of engineering in the medical field, leadership, and the intersection of engineering innovation and market needs.Links:Derek Harper - LinkedInAbout Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
S5E13.5 PDX: Jason Addink
Apr 10 2024
S5E13.5 PDX: Jason Addink
PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community.Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. Learn more at https://www.thewave.engineer/product-development-expo/pdx2024info/.About Being An Engineer The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community. The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us