Help Finding Answers to Design Questions

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  • Author: Rich Michalik
There are a few reasons for the lack of internal resources to help neophyte engineers. The microwave industry is a cyclic one, with perhaps a 5-9 year repe-tition period. Unfortunately, instead of continually hir-ing new engineers through the lean times, major com-panies often just stop hiring. So a company can easily find itself in a position where many of its experienced engineers retire or move up into management, leaving no one to mentor the new hires. Also, as you stated, if manufacturing is done off site (maybe half way around the world), it is a little difficult for a young engineer to be confident in his design releases to manufacturing.