In time, the job does morph to that...
I started as a machinist for 15+ years before transitioning to
programming offline. One thinks you just write programs but... your
sometimes doing the estimating, planning, designing the fixtures,
selecting/ordering tools, dealing directly with the customers and
outside vendors, modeling, creating the setup books, setting up spc, and
even writing the programs.
For that reason our shop calls us ME's. In a more structured place, I
may "just program" but that is rare.
Becaause they are smart ass opinionated machinists, in their
environment, just look around here. Its a melting pot of US/Int'l
"machine heads/ engineers/ designers/ programmers/ wanna be's ?"
Cant tellya how many times people asked me stupid shit. I usually make
a choice before answering, & being the usual opinionated smartass
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