April 14, 2021, 09:50:27 PM

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Offline blacksi

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #345 on: April 02, 2021, 01:55:04 PM »
Another ME checking in. I design big ole poop tanks. Injection molded septic tanks, to be more specific. We're currently over half of the US market for septic systems and chances are there's one ofof our products in your or your neighbor's yard. We currently make the world's largest injection molded plastic part, which is a 1500 gallon septic tank.

That is a huge mold! I've scanned some to compare to cad like in my video but not that big.

 I picture when the guy went to find my septic he rammed a steel rod thru my ground until he hit the concrete septic tank to find it.  Will a plastic tank with stand that method of finding  the tank?

I can't imagine the jokes when describing how successful you have become as an engineer.  :)

Offline shainiac

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #346 on: April 02, 2021, 02:40:36 PM »
Yeah, I get to hear plenty of poop jokes lol. The tanks are pretty damn tough. I do a lot of the structural design and analysis to make sure that they can get buried in any soil type and stand up to the regulatory requirements in all 50 states (and Canada). They're designed to be handled by septic installers, why are not typically small and delicate guys lol. The bonus of a plastic septic tank is that it can be moved around with a few guys by hand and can fit in the back of a 1/2 ton truck. A 1000 gallon tank weighs about 350#, compared to around 10,000# for concrete. That's a whole lotta C02 savings. They're also made from 100% recycled plastic, which entitles me to the moral superiority to drive a cat-less twin turbo V8 around  :drive:
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Offline MPbdy

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #347 on: April 02, 2021, 03:59:25 PM »
ME but I went straight into technical sales. I currently work for a company that makes electric power test equipment. We make battery cyclers, charger testers, battery emulators, powertrain test systems, and AC testing applications too.

Electrification is coming for everythingggggg

I still waste most of my money on gasoline burning toys lol, but at least my day job should earn me some carbon credits  :P

Offline Cobranut

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #348 on: April 02, 2021, 09:10:23 PM »
Yeah, I get to hear plenty of poop jokes lol. The tanks are pretty damn tough. I do a lot of the structural design and analysis to make sure that they can get buried in any soil type and stand up to the regulatory requirements in all 50 states (and Canada). They're designed to be handled by septic installers, why are not typically small and delicate guys lol. The bonus of a plastic septic tank is that it can be moved around with a few guys by hand and can fit in the back of a 1/2 ton truck. A 1000 gallon tank weighs about 350#, compared to around 10,000# for concrete. That's a whole lotta C02 savings. They're also made from 100% recycled plastic, which entitles me to the moral superiority to drive a cat-less twin turbo V8 around  :drive:

That's pretty cool, but one question.
Do these tanks have to be pre-filled with water before being covered with dirt?

Around here we have largely clay soil.  It's dense enough that even rocks continually float to the surface in my yard.
I could imagine a good rain could bring an empty plastic tank up pretty quick.   :o
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Offline Cobranut

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #349 on: April 02, 2021, 09:35:17 PM »
My title is kind of generic, "Nuclear Plant Maintenance Specialist".
I mainly perform NDE, using UT, ECT, Visual and other methods, as well as other examinations on spent nuclear fuel and reactor control components at utilities around the world.
My group also handles repair and reconstitution on fuel assemblies, as well as UT fuel cleaning, occasional destructive testing, and harvesting of fuel assembly parts for hot cell examination.
When not traveling, I'm usually working on equipment maintenance and development.
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline jwvand02

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #350 on: April 02, 2021, 09:48:58 PM »
might be easier to start a thread called "who here isn't an engineer?"

Offline carlb

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #351 on: April 04, 2021, 04:34:31 PM »
I run Organizational Development and Culture for Microsoft... so I'm engineering adjacent but not an engineer. I was, however, an engineering intern on the Delta Clipper reusable rocket program at the former McDonnell Douglas' space program, a few decades ago. Does that count?

Masters in Organizational Psychology (Michigan, go blue!) and an MBA (UPenn)... Working on a PhD in behavioral strategy at Case Western Reserve University right now.

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Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #352 on: April 04, 2021, 07:28:50 PM »
Iím just a simple guy that knows how to get shit done!  Honestly thatís my claim to fame!  I know how to read drawings, turn drawings into reality, and bring people together to get it done. I used to be a machinist/tool and die maker, for the past 10 years Iíve been running a very successful millwork shop that specializes in high rise condo lobbies, and common area custom wood work.  My real passion is cars but I donít have enough time currently, once the kids get a bit older that might change. 


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Online driftnfb

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #353 on: April 07, 2021, 09:35:41 PM »
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Offline FC3S Murray

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #354 on: April 07, 2021, 11:43:14 PM »
I ended up changing the career up a little bit over two years ago.


I left the MTANG full time position as an Aerospace Propulsion Work Lead (Rolls Royce T-56 specialist) and started as a Powered Systems Support civilian DOD technician on Minuteman 3 ICBM Launch Facilities and MAFís.


Totally different world. Challenging and very different than my propulsion days on P&W F-100s and RR T56ís.


Change is a good thing.



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Offline wickedrx7

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #355 on: April 08, 2021, 02:53:59 PM »
National Sales Manager at a Precision Gearing company, selling to robotics and automation companies. Not smart enough to be an ME so I just sell things to ME's... and live vicariously through their projects. 

BTW- Automation is here and is growing in more ways than you can imagine.  One thing the pandemic did was spur a ton of new projects/companies and reiterate the need to eliminate people from the work force.  Probably not good for our future but it sure is exciting to be part of! 
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #356 on: April 08, 2021, 05:49:44 PM »
I am an ME as well.  Started off in racecars working for Robby Gordon, my claim to fame is that I helped design the Arctic Cat Wildcat XX.  Now I am a manufacturing engineer for a contract manufacturer.  I have bounced around the manufacturing space, medical and automotive.


I much prefer working on cars, and have recently started my own side business
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Offline sciff5

Re: What do you do for a living?
« Reply #357 on: April 09, 2021, 08:05:58 PM »
Anyone changed jobs since this thread started?
I posted in 2014 when I was 2 years into going out on my own.

Now I'm 2 years into real estate investing and been very blessed so far. We'll see how I feel when I look back in a few years after the next crash.