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What do you do for work?

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

  1. Feb 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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    adamh1977

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    Journeyman electrician/ plant E/I and maintenance
     
  2. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    TreadUp

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    CRD/HCU Technician for GE.

    CRD=Control Rod Drive. HCU=Hydraulic Control Unit

    In laymen terms, I work on nuclear reactors. I get to travel around the country and sometimes out of the country.

    I can honestly say, I love my job. Spring, I am away from home a lot but I am home for quite a while in the summer. It allows me to do a lot of diving/fishing.

    If you are single, which I am not, mechanically inclined and like to travel, I would highly recommend getting into the nuclear industry as a tech during shut-downs.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:42 PM
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    jamesrenoallen

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    that would be pretty awesome I'm a traveling wind turbine technician but I have always wondered about nuclear power plants
     
  5. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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    RedNeck D

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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.
     
  6. 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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  7. 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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2014 at 1:50 AM
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    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.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    Ryan DCFS

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

    Building elevators and escalators in new construction is a blast.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    SWANGIN AN BANGIN
    Hey, someone else who works for GE!
     
  13. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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    Joe D

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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.
     
  15. 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.
     
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  17. Mar 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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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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  18. Apr 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    JohnNP

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    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 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 10) ImMrYo bracket 11) Scangauge II 12) Autodimming mirror w/ Compass/Temperature/Homelink Upcoming Mods - Katzkin Leather Seats- maybe....might be moving to Arizona would keep the cloth then - Power Locking Tailgate mod - Dome light/Map light mod Possible Mods - ABS Kill Switch Mod - Ultra Maverick Wheels
    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.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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    Retired Navy Senior Chief. 2 months after retirement I went to work as a corrections officer. Been doing that for 6+ years now.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    jbmccul

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