How To Search For Electrical Engineering Job?
Q: I've got a friend in Russia. He is an electrical engineer, based on what I understand. What would be the best way for him to find a job abroad? Since, I don't specialize in electrical engineering I even don't know how valuable his skills are on today's market. I used his terminology. It'd be good if you correct his terms, so I can do some research using the right terminology. Specialization: "Electric Drive and Industrial Automation". He knows about electrical machinery, automatic control theory, control systems, power electronics, industrial automation. In brief it is what engineers need to design, create electric drive for automation of industrial equipment or technological process. Communication protocol realization is what he is doing today. Next I will build program module for equipment automation with several drives. Keywords can be: electrical drive, electromechanical systems, control systems, communication protocols, automation systems and robotics. His currently working with electrical drive, which is being manufactured in Russia. He develops new features for this equipment. I know that he is doing embedded programming. He writes software at the assembly or C level to control electrical drives. He programmed a device with modbus protocol: MBAXP Modbus RTU/ASCII ActiveX Control
A: To work in the US he needs good english... then he needs to contact Contract Employment Weekly in Kirkland Washington ( or town nearby)...try searching google for CE Weekly...also .. and get his resume distributed and get on thier mailing lists etc (thats all inexpensive). Then take the first job he can get at real low money and come up to speed US methods and get good at the language and learn the ropes..that will take 5 to 10 years.. after 2 years at any one job put the resume out again at CE Weekly and take another job at more money...In 10 years he will be an americanized and in the engineering market... which pays poorly by US standards,,, for him 60,000 dollars a year ( close to half gone in taxes)..90,000 would be tops. If he goes into business for himself doing industrial automation personally, the engineering and installation... 200,000 dollars a year is possible. But he will have to learn how to do business in the US...he can do that in 10 years if he pays attention, reads books and goes after projects. The US and world economy is due to go south shortly as I see it...it will not be easy anywhere.
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