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Walt Strong

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I was going to add SE for Superior Engineer, but then I woke up!

There are Sanitation Engineers, but do garbage truck operators really need that much recognition for the important service that they provide?

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Danny Harvey

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I just remembered who ordered the cards with Sales Engineer on them:

The Marketing Director.
Walt Strong

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The Marketing Director must be in charge of Predictive Maintenance sales!

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I remember throwing away an entire box of business cards that were ordered for me because they listed my title as Sales Engineer.

How many of you degreed Engineers use the letters "SE" behind your name? I don't think people without engineering degrees should use the word in their titles.


I have a college classmate who worked for some time for the Navy and became a Registered Professional Engineer (P. E.).  While dating a lady who was a emergency room physician, he was fascinated by the stories she had at the end of the day.  He was fascinated so much that he went back to school and got his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.  That carries the abbreviation of "D. O."

He had special business cards with his name John XXXXXX, D. O. P. E.

Seriously!
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John,

I think I remember you telling that story once before.  It's a good one.

Walt,

Now that you mention it:

It was indeed the Marketing Director who bought the Predictive Maintenance sales package and got us equipped with an 880, 890 and 7090 software.

I had never considered the many years and multiple layers of irony that brought me to be a Predictive Maintenance provider who agrees with Terry O that the name is a sales tool.
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I agree Danny I had a Unit manager that insisted my business cards have my title as a Consultant and I refused.  I think that is a title that should be reserves for degreed Engineer and after way too time spent on the subject they settled for Rotating Equipment Reliability Technologist. Needless to say I had to carry a card with me in case I was asked to write it down. 
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I sign all my emails with my name, followed by "Large Electric Motor Engineer"

It describes my official job responsibilities, and I hope that by including the word "Large" I clarify my role to plant customers and don't get as many questions about the numerous small motors that seem to occupy just as much maintenance manpower as the large motors but are generally not as critical. 
 
...but then some wise guys write back asking me why I don't go on a diet [rolleyes]  

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I have on rare occasions been a hired as Supervisor for ... Large Motors but I don't say that loud as it is just to be the blame guy in a position nobody want to have so I charge extra for that
so large comes in many flavors.

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My official role is a "development engineer" which is woefully vague. I'm not sure I develop anything, and I certainly don't want to be confused with a 'developer' (i.e. software engineer). So I choose to go by Machine Diagnostics Engineer, which is simply the name of the group I am in.

My wife's got it worse. She develops medical simulators. Her job is to design the physical organs and such. Her title title is hardware engineer to differentiate her from the 80% of the company that are software engineers (i.e. developers). Of course, hardware engineer is a well-known term for those designing PCBs and electronic components. She gets weekly recruiting attempts based on that despite not even knowing what RAM is.
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