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I got a job at KBR purchasing parts and machinery. No college experience. Can I become an engineer for free?

Fresh out of HS, I got an interview by a little help of an influential executive in the company and got the job the next day. Most of my colleagues are experienced engineers and draftsmen. My main job is to purchase specific parts for our current project and rent equipment at a good price and quality. Then structure them into databases according to the engineering charts. Will this experience replace a college degree. Its a major engineering/construction company.

Asked By: ZED - 5/23/2012
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This type of work is not engineering. No matter how good a job, or how long, it will not qualify as engineering. Also it will not prepare you to pass the tests required of an applicant for engineering registration... More
Answered By: Ed - 5/23/2012
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experience is always good , and having experience usually puts you at the top of the chart. but if somehow this company fails or you want to get a different job. they will not take you unless you have a bachelor in engineering ( whatever field ) assuming you want to do an engineering job. If you have a degree , and... More
Answered By: Nathan - 5/23/2012
 
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