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What do you do for work?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ForeRunner, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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    Kurch

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    Heavy duty mechanic, recently switched from field work to working out of the shop.

    I miss the field.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:42 PM
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    jamesrenoallen

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    Working on blacking it out, bull bar with KC lights, Smittybilt nerf steps, BHLM, Fat Bob's 2.75" lift
    that would be pretty awesome I'm a traveling wind turbine technician but I have always wondered about nuclear power plants
     
  3. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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    RedNeck D

    RedNeck D Dirty Pirate

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    Currently I am the shop foreman for a dealership collision center. I love my career. I started nine years ago as a porter pushing brooms and washing cars by hand. From there I learned collision repair and moved upto helper and then upto a tech. Awesome field to get into with many perks and open doors.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 4:18 AM
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    TreadUp

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    James, from what I have heard from the guys I know that have done wind turbine work, nuclear pays much better.
    I would like to experience being x number of feet up in the air though! Nuclear plants are pretty ugly, no windows but, they are really cool looking inside. Reminds me of call of duties.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM
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    jamesrenoallen

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    id like to get in to nuclear if I ever got the chance but for now I'm sticking with wind. I really would do any kind of power production; wind, nuclear, hydro, solar, even natural gas and coal wouldn't be that bad because there are plants everywhere do I'd have decent job security even if I had to move away. Where I'm from we have a natural gas plant, 2 damns and thousands of wind turbines all within a fifty mile radius and its a town of only 3000 people
     
  6. Feb 28, 2014 at 6:59 AM
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    TreadUp

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    Bought my Tacoma on Wednesday and now I leave for Mexico tomorrow morning for over a month for work.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2014 at 1:50 AM
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    VAYoder4167

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    Magnaflow dual catback exhaust, 5100 bilsteins all around with 1" body lift and stock coils, 33" BF Goodrich sitting on a set of 15" Alloy Ion wheels
    Yea I don't blame you it was great getting to run all kinds of heavy equipment. I see heavy equipment go by on trucks and I wanna get back into it but I'm stuck being a maintenance mechanic/electrician/generator mechanic.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    Ryan DCFS

    Ryan DCFS Elevator guy

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    Elevator Constructor Apprentice - IUEC local 8.

    I'm Paramedic as well, but not working in that field right now.

    Building elevators and escalators in new construction is a blast.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    spencer44306

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    fishing boat captain
     
  10. Mar 5, 2014 at 3:28 AM
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    Biscuits

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    Hey, someone else who works for GE!
     
  11. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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    Joe D

    Joe D Sausage King

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    Keeping you busy bringing good things to life? :D

    Chickie that used to live with me had some grandparents that retired from GE. Some how they'd ended up with some stock either as compensation, retirement or buying for more years than I've been alive. It was a really, really good move for them. GE has recently built a new small jet engine manufacturing plant not far from my house. If course I'm used to the slightly larger GE90-110b.
     
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    :laugh: something like that.

    I'm actually in chemical sales, which in GE's corporate structure, makes us the red-headed bastard child of all the businesses. It could be said that GE is a huge financial company with a massive manufacturing arm, and even then we don't fit into either one of those categories.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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    Equipment operator for my cities utilities dept,I work on water,sewer,and irrigation services. The largest being a 36"transmission main, those are easy and less destructive,it's the 6-20" mains that wipe out roads. But over all I can't complain due to the fact my last overtime I had 49 hours on top of my 40 regular lol.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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    EddyRRT

    EddyRRT www.sos-offroadconcepts.com Vendor

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    I "GOT" Tons
    I fit and weld power transformers for EFACEC
     
  15. Mar 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    TreadUp

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    What do you do for them?
    I have the pleasure of spending most of my summer here in Veracruz, Mexico. It is awesome down here. Toyota Hilux's everywhere here.

    edit: just saw your explanation of what you do.
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    JohnNP

    JohnNP ForeRunners Future Wife :)~

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    As of 11/4/15 1) Tailgate Anti-Theft Mod 2) ND4SPDBP's Fog Light Mod 3) Devil Horn Emblem 4) Weathertech Digital Floor Liners 5) ADD W-1 Vers 2 Baffled Oil Catch Can- constantly surprised at how much oil this thing captures 6) Weatherproof Under the rail LED bedlights Warm White (by Mattgecko) with hidden small cubby switch 7) Sliding Window Security Bar 8) Hood Lighting Kit Warm White /Pro Kit (by BeeRad) 9) Morimoto mini D2S retrofit HID lights w/ 55W ballasts and XB 5000k bulbs from TRS- one of the best modifications I have ever made, blows the stock lights out of the water 10) ImMrYo bracket 11) Scangauge II 12) Autodimming mirror w/ Compass/Temperature/Homelink 13) Bedrug Mat and Tailgate rug. 14) Pop n Lock Power tailgate lock w/ bolt coded to factory key. 15) Map Light w/ Door Mod 16) BakFlip HD Tonneau Cover 17) 35% Front windows ceramic tint - a very good match to factory 19) Gerber machete, because every truck needs a machete 20) Various flashlights, really love my Black Diamond Miner Mole Headlamp 21) AFE Pro Dry drop in filter 22) removed secondary charcoal air filter 23) Back up light Mod- I used the light bulb as found on page 14, 35W from Lowes. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/886-backup-light-mod.209578/page-14 24) Hi-Lift Off Road Recovery Kit- thank you TW Secret Santa 25) Tailgate Seal 26 interior footwell/rear seat dome light controlled LEDS https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/footwell-and-rear-seat-led-light-dome-switched-mod-lots-of-pics.409428/#post-11529460 27) pelfrybilt aluminum front skid 28) morimoto XB fog lights 29) mob town front recovery bar with 2 Smitty bilt D-Rings 30) 48" Extreme Hi-Lift Jacks w/ ATO rail mounts 31) Prinsu rack 32) Rigid D2 Ditch lights 33) 40" Heretic LED bar 34) Kawell x 6 side lights 35) Rigid SRQ2 x 2 rear facing asshole/backup lights 36) NSA switch panel to 150amp bussman fuse on custom made mount 37) 267/70/17 BFG KO2's in C rating Pending installation 1) ??????? Upcoming/Possible Mods 1) Katzkin Leather Seats in black/ice grey (supposedly better factory match for the 2014) w/ Degreeze heater/cooling and TRD stitched into the seat faces thru jhuey - once I get to Arizona will buy them and have him install them 3) Total chaos UCA's 4) Kinda want to get some of the 2016 TRD Sport Rims or the grey TRD wheels the FJ cruiser/4Runners have. 5) BAMF LCA Skids 6) ICON or KING coilover 8) ? BAMF hidden grill light mounts 9) ? 20" or 30" LED light by Rigid Industries not sure if I'd want to put in on the Avid Light bar or on the hidden grill lights or hell maybe both. 10) full leave pack maybe the Deaver 10 leaf set 11) ? Warn m8000 winch- really depends on if I end up doing more off roading 12) Possibly a console vault, not entirely convinced those are as secure as they would have you believe.
    I'm a Nurse Practitioner in Pulmonology/Critical care. I spend the majority of my days in one of our various ICU's admitting, transferring out, rounding on my patients and shoving various sized tubes into their necks or chests as needed. :D.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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    14TACO4X4

    14TACO4X4 Mmmmm... Beer

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    3" black nerf bars, tint, bug shield, katzkin leather, roof rack
    Retired Navy Senior Chief. 2 months after retirement I went to work as a corrections officer. Been doing that for 6+ years now.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    jbmccul

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    Full time college student
     
  19. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Ron
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    Power plant trash here. I'm in operations. I run the scrubber board ( emissions) mostly but sometimes I also do outside rounds, inside rounds, and now our water plant. Pretty much everything but head control room operator.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    snowbound

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    Sean
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    Telecommunications/Unified Communications technician for the last 15 years.

    Primarily install and provision new systems. Commercial phone systems, voicemail, call centers, voice recording equipment, lots of VoIP and SIP. About to go to training to install regional 911 systems.

    Before that I was a mechanic. Worked for GM and Goodyear.
     
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