I hope they do a better job this time around. I used to be a mechanic and have seen countless cars with Timing Gear knock caused by the excessive wear on the plastic coated gears (GM), cracked intake plenums (Ford), Radiator cracks and leaks (Chrysler), etc. Also, GM introduced plastic in the transmissions of some of their cars in the late 70s early 80s that consistently blew apart.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
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