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Any Engineers?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by jeckel7234, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    jeckel7234

    jeckel7234 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So Im in my first semester of college after leaving the AF as an Aircraft mechanic and I'm pretty stuck on engineering i enjoy mechanics and creating, but im not sure which field im breaking it down to either mechanical, auto, or aerospace. As of right now im just pursuing a mechanical design degree plan at a community college then tranfer to a four year, does anybody have any advice as to which field you would recomend or just what a day to day life of an engineer is? Thanks alot
     
  2. May 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Im a petroleum engineer. I work for a very large oilfield service company. There is alot of opportunity in this field. I have traveled all over the country and to different parts of the world for work. I enjoy it most of the time but I am married with two kids so the work load can be a little much at times. The money is excellent and the opportunities are very vast. Good luck with your education.
     
  3. May 28, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    rcbs204

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    EE here!
     
  4. May 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    jeckel7234

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    Thanks alot, I considered Petroleum because of the pay, but i wasnt convinced it was my kind of thing, what kind of work do you do?
     
  5. May 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    jeckel7234

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    How do you like EE
     
  6. May 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Civil Engineering ... never used it directly ... but did use some of the general engineering principles later.
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  7. May 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    rcbs204

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    I love it, best job to date. I work at a Laser company called Photon Machines. Engineering is all encompassing. Day to day activities can vary greatly. If you got the math skills, i highly recommend. The coolest part is you are alway abreast of all the cutting edge micro controllers and gizmos. At least i am. There is always a high high demand for EE's. There is no place you cannot work.
     
  8. May 28, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    I operate logging tools for welbore formation evaluation while drilling. Pretty cool stuff IMO. We use these tools that look similar to a joint of drill pipe but are packed full of sensors and electronics to steer the drillbit to the target at the same time this tool is also logging data from downhole and sending realtime data to our computers so we can inform the customer of the formation that we are drilling in. It is refered to as MWD (measurement while drilling) or LWD (logging while drilling). Its a very laid back job and I stay clean and cool in my office. Then I get to hit some awesome trails and such with the Tacoma afterwards lol.
     
  9. May 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    lmao very nice, i think ill look into it a lil bit more

    yea i was pretty good at math when i wasnt fucking off in high school, but it has been about 5 years since, im not taking any math classes this semester, i have to go take a placement test, the only "engineering" class im taking is on Materials
     
  10. May 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Mechanical Engineer, but I'm working more in a civil enviroment building stormwater/wastewater equipment. Straight Engineering isn't bad if you don't mind the bean counters constantly standing over your shoulder letting you know that that you need to cut costs. Finding solutions is great..dealing with accounting and other engineers with huge egos, not that great.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    I'm a mechanical engineer/project manager. I'm more on the construction side. I design/manage mechanical construction of new and remodel of big comercial buildings. I'm the conflict resolution guy, I usually look over the design drawings and 3D models to make sure everything will fit within the building and all the systems will work the way they're drawn.

    I use to work in an off-road fabrication shop as a design engineer, that was fun, but left it for my current job because I wanted to work more on the management side, and they pay at a big company is better and much better benefits compared to a fabrication shop.

    Before the off-road shop, I worked at a performance shop. I built motors, fabricate custom parts, and tune built motors. I left that job for higher pay and benefits. Performance shop had no benefits other than you get to have fun building cars and get to test your finished product.

    As you can see, I've jumped from different industries that are not related. Just shows that you can do a lot with a mechanical engineering degree and work in all sorts of industry. If you're mechanically inclined, mechanical is the way to go.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Im studying Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee. It's pretty sweet because its a five year masters program ranked 9th in the country and 100 percent job placement rate.
     
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    i went to school for EE but am currently a service engineer fixing MRIs worldwide. (currently in Vietnam) i love the hands on...

    One suggestion i can make is to add some management to your curriculum. that is where the big bucks are when you get older and want to slow down. I know Field service engineers in there 60s that want out but got stuck. Management in the portfolio can prevent that
     
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    This guy has it figured out! Studying at a fantastic university! Go Vols!

    btw, Civil Engineer here, 2008. Working at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
     
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    civil here. i built this and i am building this..i administer the project.

    i have a great job!

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  17. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    So, does Computer Engineering count? LOL
     
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    I got one year left of ME. It's a tough major. For me at least. Everyone I know in my major has failed at least 3 or 4 classes. But it will pay off. If you go full time make sure you know how to say no to friends that want to hang out. Lol
     
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    well done!
     
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