Originally Posted by rubicon327
Some engineering disciplines that historically have not seen high levels of licensure still use “engineer” in their titles. I see it with controls engineers in my work.
Here in Texas, there are lot of jobs for control engineers due to the number of process plants. If you are proficient in programming DCS such as DeltaV, Honeywell, etc., you can pretty much pick where you want to work.
A P.E. is not asked for as experience and references count more than a P.E. as control engineering is a multi discipline engineering field that a P.E. doesn't really cover.
With a degree in computer and electrical engineering, I had to pick up chemical and mechanical engineering to be well rounded enough to be a control engineer.
I still miss that job but the older I get, the more I realize that I couldn't go back - my health prevents me. Sixteen hour days are common during plant startups and they frown on naps while your there.