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Eaton lead engineer interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Lead Engineer role at Eaton
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Interview Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Interview

Interview Tips
Most of the technical interviews revolve around the projects and internships done and they check how thorough you are with themIt also helps to know other basic engineering topics like strength of materials, FEM, etc.If you are not comfortable in any subject, you can always build on the ones that you are good at. You will be evaluated on your depth in your chosen subjectBe ready for technical questions, basics in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, structures, etc. Go through the basic core courses
Round 3

Interview

Interview Tips
The HR round for ETLP primarily tried to see how the candidate deals with conflicts in the team which he may be leading. This they do by telling the candidate to recount stories from life where they either learned something, or had to implement a solution which didn't work, or had to settle a dispute and so onQuestions might be about any times you went against authority, when you had a bad relationship with someone and how you sorted it out, strengths, weaknesses, etc.There are standard convincing, sometimes untruthful, redundant answers. Avoid them, it makes things much simpler
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Strength of Materials
  • FEM
Skill Tips
Brush through the projects done and also refresh basic engineering subjects like strength of materials, detail design, basic elec, etc.Focus on courses that you really like and know them in and out. Speaking with confidence really helps
General Tips
1.Write down all the possible questions and answers in a note and keep browsing it. It varies from person to person. Some people can speak their mind well without having a written material.2.It's also important that the candidate be in control of where the interview is going so that he can bring it to his strong points.3.Project matching their profile.4.Communication skills. With experience, one learns how to speak to managers, what they expect, etc.5.Have a very good idea of who you are and what you want.6.Stay calm and confident. Know very well about the company and prepare with the attitude that this isn't your last resort, but with humility and seriousness. They can easily identify over confidence and carefree attitude and might result in rejection. This is true for mech. core companies. They prefer hard working, organized and disciplined people.
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