Hmmm. I disagree.Originally posted by sigma
Originally posted by snipe70e
[ So with out a city licience I use the tital Stationary Engineer.
Former boiler operators from the Navy should not have to need a license. [/B]
For one, if you know your stuff, what's the big deal in obtaining the license?
When I retired from the Navy, actually about a year before that, I simply got copies of all my relevant service jacket pages to show my time and training and experience. Got a senior officer to sign and certify copies as being true ones. Picked up a study guide and looked thru it. Didn't need to learn about boilers and such. No simple study guide or text was gonna teach me anything I didn't already know about the machinery. I did need however to learn what various civilian terms and definitions for things were. What the civilian rules and laws said.
Then I took the test. Piece of cake. The technical equipment questions were a breeze for me. BUT I needed to know the civilian rules, laws, etc.
I don't know how it works elsewhere, but in Minnesota they wanted some sort of proof that your claim that you knew such and such was true. Thus the requirement for proving experience and training, and the test.
Also, copies of the license are required to be posted on site, if you're the in-house operator or person responsible. So that AHJs, insurance inspectors, fire marshall's, etc when making inspection can see if in fact there is someone qualified taking care of that boiler. Also, so they know who to hammer if there is a problem.
<Shrug> If a fellow knows what he's doing and talking about, I don't see why a test and licensing requirement is such a big deal.