View Full Version : Oregon Hospital Facilities Tech
07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
Ok boys and girls this is the job. I am the Boiler/HVAC lead guy in a Hospital in Corvallis Oregon. 60 miles to the beach, 60 miles to the mountains. We hunt Blacktail and Mule Deer, Elk and Black Bear and more,like Steelhead fishing. We are looking for a maintenance person with HVAC experience. If the experience is that you just got out of trade school thats OK, lets talk. We are Union , local 701 Operating Engineers. The benefits, READ ALL OF THIS!! Starting pay $23 to $25.24. $25.24 for sure after one year (I will try to start you at the one year scale). Shift differential evening $1.25, Nights $1.60. Vacation 27 days a year to start. This is earned leave used as you see fit. After 4yrs 31 day. After 9yrs 37 days. Medical, dental,vision for you and your family. This is the good part. Retirement. The hospital currently pays $3.36 per hr into our Union Pension Fund. The Operating Engineers Central Pension Fund is the largest private pension fund in the country. This is a defined benefit. When you retire you get a check from them once a month. At our current contribution rates you will recieve about $220.00 a month for every year you work. Read it again. So if you work here for only 5yrs and become vested you will recieve 220.00x 5= $1100 a month at age 65. Do the math. We have guys that will retire making 7k a month. OK, whats the catch? You are going to have to work graveyard for awhile. Don't know how long, but we are adding onto both ends of the building now and have scheduled an additional two bldgs so we will be hiring more guys. 3% pay increase next July. Email me email@example.com. Thanks, Ken Forgot to mention our annual bonus that averages 3.5% of last years earnings.
07-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Sounds good! This is how more job postings should be; tell you some of the good and the bad. I bookmarked the Local as I'm moving to the PNW in a couple years.
07-31-2008, 03:00 PM
midnight shift? thats the only downside?
pfff... bring it on...lol
too bad im just starting school this month.:o
07-31-2008, 04:24 PM
I worked it for three years. Tue,Wed,Thu swing, Fri, Sat Graveyard. I went to school full time during the day to complete my 2yr degree in HVAC. I was a lot younger then and it was a lot of work but I did it. I'm in charge now and made 74k last year. Not huge money, but for a HS dropout that started life doing crawl jobs, I'm happy. Seems like young guys don't want to pay their dues anymore. I've done a lot of **** work in my life and have never asked anyone to do anything that I have not done myself. If stepping out of trade school with little or no experience and making 50k a year with 27 days vacation doesn't meet your expectations then you may be in for a few surprises. I had one fella pass on this job because it was a buck an hour less than he was currently making. He was too stupid to see the benefit and retirement pkg. He got a van and no benefits and was happy. Go figure??? RENOIR1 This rant is not directed at you. Stay in school
07-31-2008, 05:20 PM
yeah i understand- i worked swing shift for 5 years with mandatory overtime at either 4 or 8 hours at a time- midnights/afternoons/days constantly rotating at a big dirty place before i became a truck driver for the last 3 years... i just hope i can find a job like that soon after i get out of school- especially on a straight shift with that good of pay!
i guess you work for the hospital directly,yet are in the IUOE?
07-31-2008, 06:02 PM
Yes, I am the HVAC/Bolier room guy. Two of us have 5 bldgs and take care of most all the HVAC maintenance and trouble calls. 650 ton chillers to window shakers and lots of gaspacks. Good luck with the school. I worked for a small shop for 20 years and it is hard stressfull work at times, but I mostly liked it . Except for listening to the owner whine about never making any money. I still don't know how he could afford a airplane and a new Cadillac every couple of years. Guess I don't understand economics much.. Ken
08-01-2008, 02:45 AM
"mostly liked it . Except for listening to the owner whine about never making any money. I still don't know how he could afford a airplane and a new Cadillac every couple of years. Guess I don't understand economics much.. Ken "
I've been in the field a while too,have heard the very same thing from owners.
Maybe they have to take a class in saying complete BS with a straight face before they are allowed to own a company....
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