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Manufacturing Engineer was asked...28 December 2020

When designing a system, what order do you put the following attributes and why; Speed, Quality and Durability?

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Any system needs to be designed to be durable first. If the system keeps breaking down, quality and speed are moot. Throughput needs to be reliable. Once a stable system is established then quality has to be focused upon. Establishing a quality culture is a tough task but it gets easier when applied on a system that works well. One a stable system that produces quality products is established, then speed can be achieved in multiple different ways. Less

Through questions like this, interviewers are mostly trying to test your skillset (and its relevance to the role) as robustly as possible, so be prepared for multiple offshoots and followups. It could be a useful exercise to do mocks with friends or colleagues in Tesla to get a real sense of what the interview is actually like. Alternatively Prepfully has a ton of Tesla Manufacturing Engineer experts who provide mock interviews for a pretty reasonable amount. Less

Quality Durability and speed

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Ford Motor Company

You are in charge of a production line and one of the safety guarding is missing on conveyor. The production supervisor wants to start production. What would you do?

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cease and dessist.

Don't start production. This is both a quality issue and a potential safety issue. Less

Depends on how much time I have until production is to start. If it’s only a few mins I’d try to grab someone good at fabricating and have them fab up a makeshift guard, I’d put a notice up about the safety issue at the work station as well as talk to the crew about taking extra precautions at that work station. If the crew thinks the situation is serious enough that they feel they can’t proceed I’d call the production supervisor immediately about the issue and let him make the call on how he wants to proceed. Most likely I’d then put in a ‘hot’ work order for a new guard to be purchased/fabricated/installed ASAP. Less

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Micron Technology

Describe yourself with 3 words.

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Hi there, I had 2 rounds of interviews last Friday, may I know how Long u waited for the job offer from final interview? Less

Yeah how long did u wait between interview and offer?

If the manager says he will put ur name to hr, mostly will be offered?

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Procter & Gamble

What would you do if you had four projects, one due today, one due in a week, one due in a month and one due in a year?

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I assume I have all these projects now because they all require work throughout the period to deliver on their respective timings so I would lay out all the tasks and sub tasks necessary to deliver the projects on time and ensure nothing falls through the cracks. This will also help me identify any conflicts or barriers so they can be addressed in advanced. Less

prioritize it according to hand over schedules

I'll handle the projects in order of timelines

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I steve h like to cause division here at loftness mfg in hector

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rather not go to your low side of management skills! come here to get along with others and work as you do none of the above. Less

so true about steve h the operations director inside knowledge now the elitist is looking for help on company website stay back as he will try and set people up as company thieves if he doesn't like the person. Less

Yes this is one place to stay awayfrom years ago in the eighties they liked to get rid of people who used health insurance and would go out of their way to get people hurt nothing good here. Less

Inalfa Roof Systems

"Do you care what title you are given if hired".

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No. The title is not important. The responsibility and authority which the position holds is more important. Less

No. People who chase titles tend to be exactly the people you don’t want to work for - superficial titles attract people who focus on the superficial. Less

BAE Systems USA

What would you consider second to safety?

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safety, quality, velocity then cost

I had a question similar to this, my answer was that there are 5 criteria to ensure a great product. Cost, Quality, Delivery, Safety and 5S. Depending on the company, Delivery would be the second. This is common in defense. In some case Quality is a priority. It all depends on the business model. Less

Continuous improvement

Leatherman Tool

You're in a row boat, which is in a large tank filled with water. You have an anchor on board, which you throw overboard (the chain is long enough so the anchor rests completely on the bottom of the tank). Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?

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I think the level of water doesnt change becouse the volume of water in tank befor throwing anchor is equal to after is under principle of mass flow in physic .if the water of tank decreased it mean some water has lost while no leakage exist there. Less

It falls. The buoyancy eaquals to the volume of the boat underwater. With the anchor, the volume increased by the volume of the anchor. And the underwater volume of the boat decreased by the volume of water which has the same weight with the anchor. So the total volume is decreased because the density of the anchor is larger than water. I would like to know why such a question is asked in an interview. It is a simple physics problem. Less

None of the interviewers knew the answer. It was quite humorous. I knew the answer because my friends in grad school would try to stump each other with difficult job interview questions. Less


This was a very 'hands on' interview. No BS questions, but know every manufacturing process you can, regardless how abstract. Same goes for surface finishing, treatments, and manufacturing automation. Also Apple does things very differently, cost is second to quality, So where other manufacturers are stamping sheet metal and molding things out of cheap pot metal, Apple is CNC'ing components, has incredibly tight tolerances, and is highly automated.

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Another test

Hello, thank you for sharing the experience. Very helpful. How long did they take to reach out to you with on offer after the on-site interview? Less


What are your computer skills?

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Proficient in...


Autocad, gis qgis ,arc mapping

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