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Blakely Bimbo
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Polish up your resumes boyz

DOW coming to a location near you and it will mean jobs. I did not see a lot of publicity about this.

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) announced that it plans to build a number of specialty material production plants on the U.S. Gulf coast to leverage feedstock advantage available from increasing supplies of shale gas in North America. Dow expects to ramp up the Performance Plastics capacity along the U.S. Gulf coast and plans to construct new facilities along the Gulf Coast. The facilities are currently in the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase and are expected to be completed in 2014.


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BoogerEater
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Blakely Bimbo


I'm in oilfield sales and thinking about getting a job in the plants. How good are the operator jobs? From what I can gather they are pretty good jobs.


LaFBfan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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How good are the operator jobs?


I hear they are pretty cush


wickowick
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Jindal is making an announcement today at 2:00 for a plant in Geismar, LA. Not a DOW company...
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BoogerEater
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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I hear they are pretty cush



I heard the same. I'd be taking a pay cut to start out, but I eventually want to get a rotational shift. My 5 year old daughter lives in Tennessee, so I don't get to see her as much as I want. This would allow me to get to see her more often and get experience. I could then move and work at the plants in Clarksville, TN. or closer to her.

Thanks!


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Blakely Bimbo
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
My son is a chem engineer. He says that operators do very well.



Nawlens Gator
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz

Retired as a chem eng from a plant on the river. I know operators who made > $160k / yr by working alot of overtime (I mean alot). Benefits can be pretty good.



JonTheTigerFan
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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I'm in oilfield sales and thinking about getting a job in the plants. How good are the operator jobs? From what I can gather they are pretty good jobs.


Pretty laid back job MOST of the time. Great pay and benefits (if with the right company). Shift work isn't for everyone but most operators seem to love it. I'm pretty sure Exxon Baton Rouge is hiring right now.


BoogerEater
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Thanks guys great feedback.


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CurDog
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How good are the operator jobs


they are good. the pay is good, benefits are good and without overtime i only work 6 months a year.

the down side- these places are open 24/7/365. working holidays sucks for me(i have three fairly young kids). the family is always trying to plan shite but they have to try and plan it around me


jimbeam
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Assuming they're going to need EPA/DEQ compliance guys??


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Venelar
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz

I'm self employed for the last 13 years but am trying to get into a couple plants now, mainly for the benefits. Afraid to miss out on things with my 16mo little boy and whatever we have next, but we are getting eaten alive paying for insurance and a topped out plant job would still be a hefty raise.


CurDog
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
my kids are 15, 10 and 1. yes i miss some of the things they do ie- my oldest runs track, jr plays baseball, the 1 year old just shits on herslef. i kid

what i really hate is working christmas. i will go 2 or 3 years of working and then have 2 or 3 off.


foshizzle
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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Retired as a chem eng from a plant on the river. I know operators who made > $160k / yr by working alot of overtime (I mean alot). Benefits can be pretty good.


My dad retired as a Ph.D. chemist, said the operators putting in OT made more money than he did.


Venelar
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
Father in law works at syngenta so we are used to the schedule sorta. They're very involved with my kid so we work around it a lot. I'm still convincing myself its a worthwhile tradeoff. Lots of benefits and security.


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CurDog
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mainly for the benefits


my benefits are good. i think i pay about 300/month for a family 5 on medical, dental, vision and some kind of pharmacy benefit. i dont have a pension, and my 401k is about par for the course with the rest of the plants around here


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CurDog
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Ph.D. chemist


i dont know how much they make, but the oppurtunity is there for me to make upwards to 130K. i just hate working overtime


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BoogerEater
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re: Polish up your resumes boyz
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the down side- these places are open 24/7/365. working holidays sucks for me(i have three fairly young kids). the family is always trying to plan shite but they have to try and plan it around me


That sucks a lot, but I don't think I could complain one bit if I had a rotational shift. I would at least get to see my daughter more often. As it is, I only get to see her every other Christmas anyways.


CurDog
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a rotational shift


it is nice. off during the middle of the week, when most everyone else is working. also a plus a the duck camp. i can go on a wednesday and no else is there


BoogerEater
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duck camp


Yes sir! Going to be nice.


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