From Inexperienced Mechatronics Engineer to Controls Software Lead

There comes a time in your career, when you realize your engineering experience has provided you with knowledge to be proficient and the ability to lead others. For AMT Controls Software Lead Engineer Dinesh Vasabakthula, that time is now.

As a young university student, Dinesh did not know which engineering field he would pursue. After some college introductory labs and discussion with colleagues, he chose the field of mechatronics. Over the next 15 years, Dinesh worked hard to develop his engineering expertise in industrial automation. He also earned his master’s degree in electric systems engineering. Dinesh’s mode of operation for four years was work all day during the week followed by study hard during the weekend. His hard work paid off. Over the past 15 years, Dinesh has successfully proved himself in the areas of product application engineering, software development, and automation integration. As opportunities came his way, Dinesh made sure he was ready. Those opportunities landed him at leading technology companies including Mitsubishi Electric (India), Bosch Rexroth (India and Germany), and Applied Manufacturing Technologies (USA).

“At my first job at Mitsubishi customer support, I learned many valuable skills, perhaps the most important being to always be prepared,” said Dinesh. “Anticipate challenges and solutions before you arrive at the customer site. At my next job in product application, I learned how to analyze and size the proper machine and how to program it to meet the customer’s need. As a software development engineer, the third job in my journey, I became increasingly proficient in developing PLC and motion controls programming code. Each job experience prepared me for the next job. The knowledge and leadership needed for my current position as controls software lead engineer is a culmination of the lessons I learned in all my previous engineering roles. I am now able to address and understand a manufacturing solution as a whole and mentor and guide others who have less experience.”

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