Former Project Manager/Mechanical Design role role at Texas Instruments
almost 2 years ago
As with any interview, you should highlight your strengths. The Focus should be on your ability to problem solve, financial responsibility, ownership of the project and communication. Projects at Texas Instruments happen across the globe. They can be nearby where you can visit the job site and some you will never see. The goal is to be able to convey that you have the skills to work remotely to understand the issues and manage the project with the key being on financial responsibility (on budget) and schedule (on time). Many times projects were presented with a solution in mind that did not fit the budget. Demonstrate your “design” ability on how you would go about solving an issue like that. An example would be that per building code we needed to store the bulk of the chemical away from the plant. The thought was the budget needed to include a new building. What we were able to do was change the concentration of the chemical and bring in the same volume, but now dilute it to the various needs. It also provided cost savings. No new building was required. Equipment had to be purchased and purchasing had to work with the chemical supplier, so those are examples of being a team player to get the best possible solutions.