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01-22-2007, 10:13 PM
i am with jci and i plan on getting my experience and moving on in a couple of years. what are some good paying companies? do they all pretty much pay the same? does anyone here work for precision control systems in indiana? if so how is it? i was also curious about siemens, anyone have any pros and cons about other controls companies?
01-23-2007, 05:48 PM
Another one bites the dust......
I hear Siemens is looking for techs.
I know a supervisor at Siemens and he
claims he is picking up alot of JCI work
and they are hiring.
As far as pay goes...I think they all pay around the same
but if desparate they will overpay but just make sure
that you are ok with that amount for couple years
just in case.
I know 1 tech that went to Precision and I think they are more
mechanical than control company.
01-23-2007, 07:52 PM
I sure hope they are looking for techs in the new england area. The past 2 weeks I have sent out the resume to them twice and stopped short of pestering the people at the local office. I have been on two other interviews since with other jobs. Would like to try them. Anybody got their ears out there? Heard anything. Thanks.
Siemens (SBT) Canton, MA office always seems to be looking for guys. Check out available jobs through their website.
02-01-2007, 03:02 PM
Thanks PS. I'll recheck that first chance I get. I did'nt spot them before. May have been one I missed.
02-01-2007, 06:26 PM
I'm a union pipefitter doing control work, most of my pay is negotiated by the UA and local in our area, so I guess it is where you work, The johnson guys in this area are also union guys, several of them are doing control work only, so I guess it depends on where your experience takes you, I can't speak much of the non union control guys pay but I believe the vast majority are under what a pipefitter gets paid, just depends, I know some Siemens guys that are well below my pay and I know some that are at the same union level or above, so it depends. Siemens is also a union company but from what I hear their pipefitters don't do much control work if any at all,
02-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I recalled someone else stating that Siemens was union in reguards to most of the positions except the controls guys. Quess I may find out.
02-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Moving from one Major controls company to another is like trading four quarters for a dollar. Don't bother. Get all the experience you can at JCI and also at night school (HVAC design is done at some of the universities). Then go learn LON and Niagara (Tridium) and you'll be worht a lot.
02-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Forgot BAcNet Sims,, lol,,,,, LON isn't too healthy right now they are getting dumped left and right around this area. Can hardly find it in an equal spec anymore, most are flat BacNet from the same firms that a couple years ago were specing "open protocol" LON or BacNet, it is mostly just BacNet now, wiht no mention of LON or equals,
02-02-2007, 05:41 PM
I think it depends where you are located. BACnet has a good presence where we are (Southern California) because of Climatec repping Alerton (they've done a good job). But LON is making a good push in the public arena. Preston, where are you located?
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