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Unread post28 Aug 2012, 08:39

Its not in aviation. But I got an email today from a Head Hunter Company today.

They are looking for Mechanics and Electricians to work off shore in the Oil Industry. 14 on 14 off. 60 to 80K a year. Good money for only working 6 months.

You just need to live between Pensacola and Galveston.

A Google search found their ad.

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/ ... path=EXIND
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Unread post28 Aug 2012, 10:22

60 to 80K a year. Good money for only working 6 months.



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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 04:45

Been there, done that. Not a bad next step, and they need good people that takes safety for them self and the surroundings seriously
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 04:48

All of the jobs offshore are in weekly shifts. Most are 7 and 7.

You fly off shore, work and live on the oil rig for 7 days. You then fly back and have a week off.

If you worked a whole year at the company. You would have only worked 6 months out of the year. And had 6 months off. And be paid 60 to 80K for the 6 months of work.

This job posting is for 14 days on. 14 days off. Which is better if you live farther away. You wont have to travel as often.
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 13:44

Those 14 days on are also very LONG days, 80+ hours a week. Of course, for some military jobs, that's about standard.
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 15:29

And what else would you do to pas the time on-rig? Might as well work. Find another job to fill some of the off-rig time and you could maybe put away some change over a year.
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Unread post30 Aug 2012, 01:02

This job posting is for 14 days on. 14 days off. Which is better if you live farther away. You wont have to travel as often.


Oil companies bugged the crap out of me with job offers like these. I've spent enough of my time in the military isolated and cut off from society. No thanks!

Those 14 days on are also very LONG days, 80+ hours a week. Of course, for some military jobs, that's about standard.


That sounds like the work week of a flight line NCO who is good at his job. The idiots work the least, the competent ones pick up the slack.
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Unread post30 Aug 2012, 07:54

They work those shifts because it costs big money to fly the crew back and forth to the rig in a helicopter.

I knew a guy who did this work. He would bring motorcycle parts with him. In his off time he would work on them in the machine shop.

Working on a rig for 80K is not bad. You make less than that working in the Middle East with their nonsense. And be just as isolated.

Here you would only be isolated for only two weeks.
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Unread post31 Aug 2012, 19:03

After the airforce I started offshore on seismic ships. We typically worked 5 weeks on/off, and we would go to all parts of the world. It was not uncommon to have 1/3 of the crew with either navy or airforce background in my days offshore (80s). I'm still in the business, but now work onshore managing crews and projects. I spoke to a guy just last night that would love to get hold of people from the armed services. Anybody interested can send me a personal message and I will reply with company details.
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