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I'm jsut wondering what everyone does for a living. I know some of your jobs (Mark is a cop :p ) but I'd like to know everyone a little more.

I'll start:

I work for Babcock & Wilcox Canada. I work under 2 engineers as a junior engineer for my co-op program thru school. My second time back, with 6 months experience I get to see some really cool stuff.

Just last week I saw Bruce power plant boiler #8 go over me on a crane. Last week I got to stand ontop of a nuclear reactor head looking down it. It's alot bigger then I thought haha. I get to stand inside something that in a short period of time will have a nuclear package in it. I see some pretty intense machining and some very precise tolerances. Sometimes the things we make simply blow my mind. I also get to see coal pulverisers get made. Pretty neet. Some of the stuff that is half the a civic weighs over 6 tons! It's incredible the stuff that goes behind them.

Now I've shared, you guys do it too :p .

PS: Bored at work, taking a 10 minute break to freshen my eyes.
 

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I'm a mechanical engineer. I do consulting work for Barry-Wehmiller Design Group out of the US and Central Bottling out of the UK. Now I'm mainly doing project engineering, mechanical layouts, scopes of work, vendor management and the like for our customers who are big fortune 500 companies in the consumer products industry. In a week I'll be switching to a new role where I focus on project management and working more directly with controlling the project and communicating and managing the clients. I'll be working with some international clients and I'll get to travel all over so I'm quite excited.
 

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I do systems management at American Power Conversion. My (almost) degree is in Computer Engineering (which has nothing ot do wiht my job responsibilities)

Im responsible for:

Software repackaging and deployment
Managing the SMS infrastructure and licensing data
NAV management
Patch Management
New hardware and images for that hardware
Blackberry Server maintenance and troubleshooting

In addition my team works with other teams providing 3rd level internal support, new technology implementations, and IT planning.

[email protected]
 

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I'm a college student with no direction in coursework, and thus no major. Philosophy just hasn't been willing to pay the bills it seems.

I work at a media firm that publishes for clinical trials for big pharma and the government. My job description is basically office floozy. Benefits and okay pay for no degree keeps me here for now though.
 

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Cool jobs!
Jason, are you in UK now?

I am an environmental, health, and safety engineer / site ergonomist for a big defense contractor (one of the big 3). Our facitlity does r&d, manufacturing, testing, and maintenance of navigational systems for commercial and military airplanes, submarines, vehicles, bombs, and personnel. We also do some other projects like laser identification friend or foe systems, cockpit layout....
As an EHS engineer, I get to monitor and control chemical levels, ensure regulatory compliance, inspect all areas for safety issues, and make people happy by giving them new chairs and furniture (the ergonomist part).
 

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I'm a landscaper for Carriage Enterprises... Thus the reason I'm currently the resident post whore. I also do a bit of plowing but only when we get over 3 inches of snow.

Hopefully, I'll update this post seeing as I have a second interview in 2 hours with Hawver Display. <knocks on wood>
 

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I'm a returning student, finishing my Automotive Marketing diploma at the Canadian Automotive Institute (Part of Georgian College) I'm slowly building an e-commerce business, selling performance parts.Hopefully the store will be finished soon.

Before this I was a manager at an auto parts chain store, and I spent the last few years as an assistant manager of a large auto restoration shop.
 

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I'm a computer engineer working for IBM (Ph.D. EE). I work on server processor design (Power5, Power6, etc.) writing computer models of systems being designed and then seeing what breaks them. Then I have to work with the hardware designers to figure out how to fix the design. I also get sucked in sometimes when new hardware shows up in the labs and doesn't work right.
 

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I work for Interstate Battery. We are the #1 aftermarket replacement battery in the US. Many car companies use our battery, with a private label as their oem replacements. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, Volvo, Land Rover, Mazda, and our newest account is Mopar, first of the Big 3 for us. Those are just a few, we have many more including some shipping companies and misc places that will need batteries.

I do some of everything there. Office work, hot shot delivery, route service, customer service, specialty sales, Ill even sweep the floor when Im low on work :lol: Im hoping to work my way up to my own distributor ship in the coming years.
 

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I'm a press operator at a plastics mfg. We make all kinds of truck lighting and mirrors. I dont htink there's a truck on teh road that doesn't have at least a little something from our factory.

www.truck-lite.com

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Don't mind my spelling, I work 3rds and it's 130 in the afternoon, spelling dont matter to me at the moment... infact my eyelids are typing as I blink...
 

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Software developer for 17 years (PhD, CS). Currently doing maintenance programming on software for real estate agents. Pays great, but I'm so bored! I also just activated my real estate license, if anyone in Tucson wants to buy or sell a house. :)
 

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IM a diesel mechanic for the USCG, work on the cummins 903, detroit diesel 92 series and honda 225 outboards. Also do law enforcement and search and rescue.
 

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I can't seem to hold a job. Not because I suck at it, but because I get bored with it.

Used to work in a really big bookstore. Did a year of miniature modelling and painting (and selling) for a year. I used to be a computer salesman. Transferred to maintenance/repairs after that. Went to computer testing/debugging then.
Around when I was 20 I was a software developer for a big media company here in holland. Wrote some interesting software.
Got bored with sitting around with geeks all day, so I was transferred to research& development, where I was thinking up all sorts of nifty applications for internet profiling. (So you get the appropriate pop-ups and spam. You may thank me later.)
Turned to web development somewhere in that time, and a few years later I was making false-screen websites for non-existent products. (To gauge interest)
Oddly enough I lost my job after 9-11. (We had our servers in the WTC)
I was unemployed for a while, when I decided to go back to school.
While in school, I pay my bills making small-business websites. I've had my own company since '99. Even tho it's come to a standstill in the last 3 years.

Currently finishing my BA in communication, multimedia design and tech engineering.
Probably won't do a whole lot with that, since I've already set my sights on another road in my life.
Hopefully that will last longer than 3 years.
 

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I work at Burger King!!!!!.......oh and I'm still a Junior in high school so thats why haha......but durring the summmer I also work on small airplanes with my dad doing all kinds of misc. repairs and checks.......and occationally I'll stay with my uncle and work construction building houses. the construction and airplanes is what gives me extra cash in the summer but for now BK is my only source of money for gas, insurance, weekends, ect. durring the school year.
 

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I'm a business consultant for major financial services firms. I help them with strategic planning, designing how their business should run and leading projects and programs that implement these plans.

I was a computer programmer, originally - wrote my last commercial program for a bank in London 36 years ago.
 

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Im a 23yr old with no life....LOL

I do housekeeping from 9-am to 2pm in the day and Im a minor chef from 3-4pm to 11pm-12am.

Housekeeping is a breeze with an ipod/mini disc full of music and my addiction to caffine. :rolleyes1: Just a bit extra mula and to keep me from being bored.
As soon as a can figur out what exactly how Im going to approach culinary arts, Ill be enrolling in a cullinary school.
 
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