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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Engineering side job.

So I acquired a side job doing some extra engineering work. He wants to know what I want to charge as a job. The job he gave me is 8-10 hours of work.

I have no idea what to charge. Any ideas or recommendations?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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What type of engineering?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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I'm guessing you don't have your state endorsement yet?
What state endorsement?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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He gets to hook up the caboose and to pull the whistle 3 times
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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Charge the going rate plus 30%

If he doesn't like that then that is where you start negotiating.
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Mechanical engineering.

Design. Specifically industrial implement attachments at this point in time.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #7
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #9
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$100/hr
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #11
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$50/hr is what I charge to do design/Eng work.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:13 PM   #12
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I assume you mean drafting or 3d modeling?
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i believe the average pay for a machinical engineer tech. in MI. was 25 an hour a couple years ago
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Unless you are a PE my suggestion would be to turn it down. If you are working your employer's insurance covers your actions. If you are a PE, you carry personal liability insurance. If you do side things on your own outside these options, the liability is on you. I may be too cautious but, one incident can ruin a career.
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Unless you are a PE my suggestion would be to turn it down. If you are working your employer's insurance covers your actions. If you are a PE, you carry personal liability insurance. If you do side things on your own outside these options, the liability is on you. I may be too cautious but, one incident can ruin a career.
It all depends on what he is actually doing.
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I am referring to design work. Drafting is much more simple.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #19
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$50/hr is what I charge to do design/Eng work.

that is what I figured, have a degree.




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I assume you mean drafting or 3d modeling?

Design and model.




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Unless you are a PE my suggestion would be to turn it down. If you are working your employer's insurance covers your actions. If you are a PE, you carry personal liability insurance. If you do side things on your own outside these options, the liability is on you. I may be too cautious but, one incident can ruin a career.
Not a PE.
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