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Old 01-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #61
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just seen a thread like this on FG

i started out as a industrial painter for 5 years then moved on to house painting and drywall finishing .
ran my own company for the past few
and have been having problems bidding with all the compatition
this year i have decided on a new career change i always said i would never work in oil and gas but......
i have taken a job as a oil services operator coil tubing and fracking starting in the new year .

so What Do You ALL DO FOR WORK/JOB !

welcome to the dark side john hahahahaha

started working at dairy queen and swiss chalet (lololol i know i know) moved to alberta from pei in 2001 to start work on the service rigs for precision well servicing been here for 11 years now same company drilling for 7 long long years lol
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #62
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As my dad use to call it, I'm pretty much a Jack of all Trades, Mastering None!

I worked for a number of years as an industrial mechanic and then moved on to become a class A Mining mechanic for a few years working underground in a mine in Northern Ontario where I eventually became the underground forman (shift boss) for the mechanic crew.

After a very serious accident, I moved back to Southern Ontario and got a job working at a small truck trailer manufacturing plant as the shop forman. Eventually my injuries required two major spinal surgeries and I became disabled.

In 2000 I got my private pilot's license. My time is now mostly spent, building & flying model aircraft as well as taking care of a somewhat permanent Honey Do list. lol.

All in all I love what I do and feel blessed that I still have the mobility to do the most of the things I love. One is only truly disabled if they give up fighting to continue doing the quality things in life they so much enjoy, thinking NOT of what they can no longer do, but rather focusing on the things they CAN do and love!
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:03 AM   #63
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I have been making plastic bottle caps for 25 years. Does not sound too exciting but it makes me travel anywhere from Hawaii to Budapest and as far south as Peru every week.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:03 AM   #64
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I don't do anything!! I retired in 2008 to look after my terminally ill wife, and from 43 years as an auto tech, last 25 years with Honda. Now I just stay home and build, collect my CPP, look after my house and garden and save up for my annual trip to Florida for Monster Planes.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:44 AM   #65
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Oil patch, Alberta............little trend here. Seriously though wireline operator for 8 years did what ever i could before that.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #66
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"Master Roaster" i roast Coffee. interesting job, done it for about 8 yrs, been in the coffee biz around 13 yrs. also have worked as a service tech everything from explosion proof oil field heaters to restaurant equip. worked for my old man as an auto mechanic back when i was 18. my dream is to have my own muscle car auto wreckers on my own acreage
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #67
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Full time Dad,

Certified Civil Engineering Technologist with a side order of surveying. Been at it for 20 years. Major background in mining, structural, bridge building/designing/inspecting, precision construction control and production surveys and machine layout.

Currently working professionally doing mine expansion projects, geotechnical soils, foundation design and land development-municipal projects. I also manage the survey division within our group.

I run my own business as a General Contractor providing pre groundbreaking and up residential building services and consultation.

I also teach engineering part time at the college and have been volunteering for adult literacy and mathematics since the 90's

....and people wonder why it takes me 2 years to build a plane, lol
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #68
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #69
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I work in technical sales, specifically measurement sensors and instrumentation. These sensors allow for quantitative measurement of parameters such as displacement, torque, tilt, pressure and acceleration.

One of the best things about my job is that I get to see some pretty cool applications. My customer base runs the gamut: OEMs of automation machinery, manufacturers of just about anything you can imagine, automotive, military, medical, aerospace, universities and research, the list goes on and on.

I sometimes tell my friends that my day is like an episode of the TV show "How It's Made".

One other comment I would make is that most folks don't realize how quickly manufacturing operations happen.....cycle times are often measured in milliseconds!

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Old 01-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #70
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Started out in kitchens in High School,did my Automotive apprenticeship at Crappy Tire,moved onto an independant garage or two,then 6 years as a tech with Crysler as body electrical and HVAC .Then I got bored with some suit I never met dictating how much I got paid for for each task on a vehicle I didn't desighn, purchase or break. So now I am an industrial equipment tech (Toyota industrial equip dealership). lots of travel and strange problems to diagnose.I cover parts dept when manger is away and do health and safety stuff as well.Seems to be a good mix of road and office time. Still dont know what I want to be when I grow up yet??
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