I have a degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering
, and have been with the same company for 38 years - through 5 name changes due to mergers and buy-outs - that is a major equipment supplier to the Pulp and Paper Industry.
I started as a Technical Service Engineer, and have held positions of Sales Engineer, Product Manager, Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager (Major Projects), Manager of Projects, and Senior Process Engineer.
Currently I am the Facilities Manager of our Pilot Plant and R&D Laboratory where we conduct in-house and client trials/studies in various pulping process and equipment trains on softwoods and hardwoods, and other fiberous materials such as bagasse, kenaf, reeds, etc. from around the world. We are also doing a considerable amount of work on BioFuels.
In this position, I do everything from changing light bulbs, process control programming and troubleshooting, mechanical, electrical, and piping repairs, to designing, installing and commissioning equipment. I also handle IT for our location.
Thus - Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
Oh yea, I have at least 5 years until I'm free (retirement)!