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|User Info||Wanted: Steam Turbine field engineer position; entered at 2009-07-30 07:49:37|
Registered: 2009-04-04 TN
I plan to shoe-horn my way into this field eventually. As much as I like nuke power; I would much prefer fossil-fired steam plants as the power cycle is far more complicated what with the higher temps and pressures and a primary goal of max thermal efficiency. |
I can proudly say that I have no university diploma even though I spent a dozen semesters studying practical science and engineering. I never specialized. I kept dropping crappy courses. I learned auto-mechanics at a trade school for a year (otto cycle fails at efficiency). I've worked some jobs with heavy machinery, and I've worked a little bit in foundry and metallurgical stuff.
I'm looking for a position of assistant unit operator. I would be happy to do down-time-maintenance or repair as well as operating/monitoring. I don't care if I'm chipping clinker from a down furnace or scrubbing scale from a preheat tank. I bet I could overhaul an air-ejector pump trouble-shoot a problem feedwater pump.
I can't start for another month, but any private company like Duke Energy would be fine. If it be union they hire; then it is a union I shall join. I don't have any particular issue with trade unions of this sort. I understand that one way to join is to pay a fee and then some kind of regular dues. I don't mind that. They might teach me something that keep me from getting cooked lobster-style.