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Mechanical Engineer Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

"When interviewing candidates for the role of mechanical engineer, employers look for candidates who are enthusiastic to create innovative designs, analyses, and methods of production for mechanical systems. Expect to answer engineering questions that will assess your knowledge of the field as well as your creative problem-solving abilities to turn a theoretical device into a real product. In addition, come ready to discuss examples of past projects or designs and how you would excel in a team-oriented setting."

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If you have a refrigerator in an isolated room (no heat in or out) and left the door to the refrigerator open, what would happen to the temperature to the room? Would it go up, down or say the same?

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If the door to the refrigerator is left open, the frige has to work harder because now it has to try to cool the entire room rather than just the inside of the frige. The coils and condenser in the back of the frige would create more heat thus heating the room up.

The temperature of the room would stay the same - the key is the fact that it is in an isolated room. There is no heat exchange between the room and it's external surroundings.

The refrigerator will warm up the room. If you look on the back of the refrigerator, you will see metal grating. Touch it. Its warm! A refrigerator is transporting heat from the inside cavity to the outside. However, the power cord running from the wall is pumping energy into the refrigerator/room. Energy is powering the refrigerator. It is also running an irreversible process, the energy dissipates out as heat and work (mostly heat), making the net temperature of the room increase.

Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond and why?

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Most of the questions were from resume and job duties

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What drives the motors on specific exploratory terrestrial device...as if I designed the whole damned thing!

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Giving a 1hr technical lecture to a room full of engineering managers and PhDs

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Project Questions and Failures

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Describe basic equations involved in heat transfer.

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Look at engineering drawing and describe it, include problems you see.

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The standard tell me about yourself and some very specific mechanical design questions.