Land-based jobs I can do as a QMED 4?

I am currently a QMED but I now have a baby on the way. My wife also works full time & I would like to spend more time helping raise my baby when the time comes. Is there anything I can do with my training & experience? Similar jobs that I have seen are Plant Operators, Stationary Engineers, Manufacturing & Maintenance techs, etc.

So, my main question is based on the fact that I have heard that QMED rating counts for an equivalence for some of these jobs, such as Boiler Techs & Plant Operators.

Would I need additional training for any of these? Are there any jobs that will take a QMED as equivalence?

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2 thoughts on “Land-based jobs I can do as a QMED 4?

  • August 5, 2020 at 8:01 am

    I’m not sure but it sounds like you’re asking the right questions. You might check out international brotherhood of boilermakers or other unions near you.

    You also might want to check out becoming an electrician, welder/fitter/fabricator or becoming a small diesel mechanic (ASE certs,etc). or maybe are there shipyards or marinas near you?

    Here’s an example of the skilled trade programs at [my nearby community college]( in Seattle.

    hope this helps

  • August 5, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Plant Operators. Such as power plants

    Refinery Operators

    Electrical technicians in refinery or plants if youre an Electrical rating

    Pipeline Controllers (where I’m currently trying to break in)

    Terminal Operators
    Etc etc

    Most places will consider your QMED time to count as relevant industrial experience but they’ll still more then likely require their own test and training and stationary engineers require their own licenses and testing


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