My Job, What do you do????

HoboTim Feb 13, 2008

  1. HoboTim

    HoboTim TrainBoard Supporter

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    GreetingZ Everyone,

    Most people know or know of me. Other than knowing I dabble in Z scale (etching brass, casting in resin, making decals, and modifying Marklin 0-6-0 chassis' & building Zthek SW-1 shells), not many of you know what I do for a real job.

    I work in Heavy Construction. I am a Safety Professional who's major job is keeping everyone safe on the jobsite. I specialiZe in heavy construction projects. From Coal & Gas fired Power Plants to Chemical Plants to Refineries and to Water Treatment.

    If you recall a few years ago, a refinery in Denver, Colorado had BNSF ship a huge vessel, from Houston Texas, using a huge Schnabel railcar. The internet is full of photos from this trip.
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    A link to see more of the Schnabel in action go here;
    http://southern.railfan.net/schnabel/cars/cebx800/cebx800.html

    Right now, in a place about 45 miles north of my Home Town in Texas, a huge Coal fired Power Plant is being built. The Steam Generator has just recently been de-barged and brought on land. Unlike the huge heavy vessel that the Schabel railcar shipped to Denver, this huge Generator is too big in size to ship by rail. In instances like this another carrier is called in to do the shipping.

    This link will take you too a short story of the moving of this Steam Generator.
    http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/847/story/194690.html

    ***** Also, click on the VIDEO LINK at the bottom of the short article to see this Behemoth in Action!!! *****

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    When it comes to my professional job, it's with the unloading and setting in place of equipment such as the ones in these links listed above!!!! Safety Lift Plans, Safety of the Cranes, Safety of the Personnel, and all around SAFETY!!!!!

    What do you do???

    Hobo Tim
     
  2. okiecrip

    okiecrip TrainBoard Member

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    wow

    wow that was awsome! i am a catv underground cable contractor and short line rxr track inspector.

    <OKIECRIP>
     
  3. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I guess I am aptly called a laser guy! I work with 3500W CO2 lasers at my day job, building Laser Spike Anneal systems for the semiconductor industry, and after work I play with the little 35W CO2 lasers, building Z Scale craftsman kits. :D
     
  4. Curn

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    I am an analytical chemist. Most of my work experience has been on pharmaceutical products, assaying them for drug content and identifying degradation products that form when you leave them on the shelf for too long. I am currently working for a research institute that is working with explosives, and pharmaceuticals. Don't worry, they are separate projects.
     
  5. henrikH

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    I have taken a half year off from school now, so I work at a large warehouse that sells furniture, my job is quite easy, but it contains alot of heavy lifting, because i deliver the furniture to the customers. But now i have more money to buy MR, but I have shorter time to model.

    But i rather speak about my other job, i also work at the local hobby shop, pushing trains on little kids so they get addicted and keep's running back for more :) But i do not longer have time to work at the LHS because of the warehouse job.,

    So much things i wanna do on one day, but so fiew hours..

    Off topic: I will update my layout topic soon, because i do now have trains running!
     
  6. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer. Since 12 Years I've my own small One-Man Company specialized in IT Security, Training and Auditing. :)
     
  7. Cleantex

    Cleantex TrainBoard Member

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    Up to me,

    I was during twenty years in computer business, mostly project manager
    for custom companies accounting offices.

    When I found out that on the wall behind my desk it was already radioscopy
    from my head bones, due to early class 1 CRT monitors, it was time to stop.

    I trumbled into real estate operations and find out that I worked 20 years
    for a tip.
    But thanks Hollerith and all the other for my mental troubles anyway. :we-twitcy:
     
  8. JoeS

    JoeS TrainBoard Member

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    I teach high school math and coach football. I also am the strenght and conditioning coach.
     
  9. J o e

    J o e TrainBoard Member

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    I'm a purchasing agent for a defense contractor and buy chemicals, paints, plating services, and some other stuff. A lot of stuff we make has been shown on Future Weapons on the Discovery Channel.
     
  10. Torsja

    Torsja TrainBoard Member

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    Up until now for the last 10years I have had my own small IT-company for smaller businesses.
    But in marsh next month I will start as a service technician on engraving machines, mechanical and laser machines. I'm looking forward to a new job and perhaps I now hopefully will be able to make my own laser kits for my Z-Scale projects. :)
     
  11. GN-Z-phile

    GN-Z-phile TrainBoard Member

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    I am a "Library Technician" (think of a cross between a Librarian and Library Clerk) by training, and a "Library Computer Geek", by "seat of the pants" on-the-job learning. I have spent the past 23 years (anniversary in April) in a hospital library. If I do my job right, you won't hear about any of the effects of my work on t.v. ;-)

    Mike
     
  12. Ajayrav

    Ajayrav TrainBoard Member

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    I'm a molecular neuroscientist studying the genetic basis of drug and alcohol abuse...
     
  13. solo_clipper

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    I retired last summer after 31 year's with a telecommunication company. Most memorable part was working two years in Europe, commissioning the data trans through the Chunnel. Talk about trains, track and telemetry, wow. Now spend my time looking after my investments, waiting for the US meltdown to get over with so I can get back into the market.
     
  14. jlundy46

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    I am a forensic scientist for the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office and teach biological anthropology and forensic science at a local college. I am hoping to retire in the next couple of years and just play with trains.

    John
     
  15. pmx

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    For the past 20 yrs I've been a "electronics tech" in the Marine Corps. But recently made the move back to the private sector working as a senior engineering tech for a defense contractors. And looking forward to finally settling back down in one area for more that 2-4 yrs. But then all that moving is one of the things that drew me to Z; small, light weight and portable.

    Semper Fi,
    Paul
     
  16. david f.

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    with all these high falutin' job titles, i'm thinking i should report my vocations as "Regional Broker for Eternal Life Insurance Company." in fact i'm a Presbyterian Pastor ... but in a city that is/was one of the centerpieces of Rio Grande country -- the Royal Gorge. i'm riding the dinner train through the gorge tomorrow night, as a matter of fact. you should try it.
    dave f.
     
  17. RSmidt

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    Until this January I was an Energy Engineer/Energy Manager for an Army Installation. Now I'm doing the same thing at the Headquarters level for Dept of Army. More money, but I lost my every other Friday off that I used to set-up for train shows.

    Randy
     
  18. RSmidt

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    Nice Valentines' day outting, Dave. Have fun.

    randy
    PS - I'm Presbyterian. ;-)
     
  19. RobertAllbritton

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    I work with a guy from Norway and another from Ohio. We drive Koreans and Chinese crazy - asking them to produce Z scale trains with higher quality and lower prices.

    Come to think of it, we're a little like Wal-Mart.

    During the day I run a media company here in Washington, DC.
     
  20. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    I play with trains all day :eek:)

    Joe
    MTL
     

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