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Severn, MD
201 to 500 employees
1959
Company - Private
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$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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  • "Develops sketches, technical and development projects particularly difficult, complex and moderately complex products."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Severn, MD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Severn, MD
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    I have been working at Powercon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would be glad to apply my knowledge and experience that I accumulated by over period perfect career for 8 years in the field of engineering. I am confident that my experience will be useful with theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and various methods of applied science to enhance your organization's processes towards achieving complete client satisfaction and try to meet any organizational objective.

    Cons

    I simply wish to continue offering contract design engineering services to those clients lacking the internal resources (time and/or people) to do them by their own engineering teams.

    Advice to Management

    The “ideal” job is one where the client has already conducted their market research study, the product features and functions description, a detailed product specification, all of which are a Statement-of- Work. With that in hand, I would develop a Work Breakdown Structure and a GANTT-Chart plan as the basis for a proposal for a Firm-Fixed-Fee contract for the prototype development and delivery. After an iterative massaging process, a Purchase Order would be issued for the product development. I would need to engage the client’s internal resources in various levels of interaction throughout the development process, like design reviews and inputs from other departments; but, otherwise I would be autonomous until final delivery. Now, let us get real… The “real” job comes close, but usually where I need to develop the features, functions, specifications, and statement-of-work myself. These “real” jobs are also usually Time-And-Material projects because of this upfront fluidity.

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    Interview

    Phone interview, drug test, physical, back ground check, if everything checks out hired. It takes about 7 to 10 days from initial offer of employment until working. Also this company will hire you before the background check comes back, so if it comes back undesirable, they will terminate your employment.

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    Negotiation

    The pay is not disclosed until you start. All assembler are offered 10 dollars and hour.
    I personally negotiated 14.50 and hour, with 2 raises a year. First and second raise I received was 75 cents. So my recommendation is to no your worth, and if you know what you're doing they will pay. But I still know that my contributions require a higher wage. No vacation for 1 year, 2 weeks vacation no matter how long you have worked there. No sick time, a few major holidays are paid for, the insurance is very expensive.

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