Segments in this Video

Hardware Engineers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:28)


Thomas Castner works for a start-up company building the electronics that go inside of lab instruments.

Hardware Engineers: Career Beginnings (01:22)

While studying mechanical engineering, Castner discovered his love for robotics. He gained proficiency at electronics building nano robots.

Hardware Engineers: Keys for Success (01:45)

The field's broad discipline requires attention to detail. Castner explains the benefits of being curious and being willing to ask for help.

Hardware Engineers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:43)

While no certification is required, Castner explains how he stays up-to-date on hardware products.

Hardware Engineers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:19)

Castner describes the casual and friendly atmosphere in which he works.

Hardware Engineers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:45)

Book learning only goes so far; Castner says building and testing is the best teacher.

Hardware Engineers: A Day on the Job (01:36)

Castner's day includes working with a current project and/or planning ways to build and test new products or improve old ones.

Hardware Engineers: Industry Goals and Services (01:07)

Hardware engineers build things that have circuits. They work to improve products and make them more affordable and safer.

Hardware Engineers: Industry Challenges (02:50)

Castner discusses meeting consumer expectations, protecting trade secrets when outsourcing, and the industry concern over safe battery disposal.

Hardware Engineers: Looking at the Future (01:38)

Castner discusses a world in which everything will be connected by the internet, concerns with the power consumption of battery operated products, and the future demand for hardware engineers.

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Hardware Engineer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a hardware engineer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Thomas Castner talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in hardware engineering. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL141356

ISBN: 978-1-64023-792-6

Copyright date: ©2017

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