His first job with the company was on the technical side, as a design engineer.
In the past, design engineers would not have worried much about who was going to use the product.
"To hire a design engineer for even one week would cost more than that."
The ability to work without oil makes it a preferable choice for design engineers.
Design engineers make the decision, he said, and most of them have had no chemistry lessons since college.
This is the design engineer's way of "signing" his or her work.
He immigrated to this country in 1952 and worked as a design engineer.
By 1957, he was working as a design engineer.
To support them, design engineers from the factory were often sent to do repairs in order to learn which parts needed the most attention.
Smith was the chief design engineer on the lock and dam, which were built from 1926 to 1933.