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Thread: Jobs in Iraq

  1. #1
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    Exclamation Jobs in Iraq

    Found five (5) pages of unfilled HVAC Tech requisitions on the KBR website for high-pay jobs in Iraq. Anybody been there, know somebody who has been, or heard stories? ………. Worked with a Lady Civil Engineer who said her year was more boring than risky ………… let’s form an organized group to go over and help spread Democracy with new schools , hospitals etc. and support our troops and government. ........... Would like to hear from any of you fellow patriots!

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    Out of morbid curiosity, how much hazard pay would a private employer offer for an HVAC job in Iraq?

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    Job Requirements:
    Be able to repair commercial kitchen equipment, to include refrigerator, tilt kettle, brazier pan, steam kettle, coffee pot, water pump, combi oven, hot boxes as well as the wiring and plumbing to each.

    Scope of work:
    One year contract, payable in monthly installments. On call 24/7, but as others have said, you sit around most of the time.
    You would have the rank of a field grade officer, to get into the PX, etc. Airfare paid for as well as all room and board. You would live in a hut in on a Marine base, surrounded by at minimum 500 Marines. If, you went to another site, you would fly or convoy under full armed escort.
    You must be able to pass a background check, NO record, and have nothing wrong with you medically.

    Pay:
    $90,000.00, that is tax free.

    I have been in country a total of 9 times. I have seen what other companies do, and pay. Some pay more up front but take it back out for room and board, airfare, and you have no security...

    Interested, contact me, emails in my profile.

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    the only question i have would be are you able to be armed for personal protection?

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    ..don't forget. if the bad guys get a hold of you...you are dead. D-E-A-D. dead.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/i...tractors_x.htm





    you want to make 90k/year.....join a union.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeywrists View Post
    the only question i have would be are you able to be armed for personal protection?
    No one is allowed to carry weapons over there, civilian wise, unless you are in or part of a special security detail. And, very few are in this category.

    Other rules:
    Drugs, see ya in the next life.
    No pornography..Vogue magazine is considered pornography.
    No booze.

    Of course there is a huge black market..even on the military bases. But, if a civilian gets caught, you're on the next thing going stateside, and forfeit any and all pay.

    Random searches are conducted all the time.

    Realize if you go KBR or one of the other big guys, you do not live on the military base, and have no armed escorts....

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    Thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by tinner73 View Post
    ..don't forget. if the bad guys get a hold of you...you are dead. D-E-A-D. dead.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/i...tractors_x.htm





    you want to make 90k/year.....join a union.
    Thanks for the link .......... but that gloom and doom can exist on our own mean streets. I watch Fox Cable Network News.

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    I talked to a KBR recruiter a few years back and the going rate was $85k-$113K, no personal weapons, 24/7/365 at camp anaconda. not a bad deal for some, but I gotta have my AK or I'll go crazy.

    UG

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    I've had three of my students or former students do the KBR thing. Two of them came back early as they were under the impression that they would be surrounded by armed security personnel at all times. The one guy that stayed was assigned a group of TCNs that did most of the work. They actually worked on the control boards replacing resistors and what not as they did not have a warehouse of new boards in stock. When in a war zone the only thing that counts is making things work. I'm sure some of the work would qualify for the WOS, but as long as it is working.

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    Thanks for the info!

    Quote Originally Posted by tgohdes View Post
    I've had three of my students or former students do the KBR thing. Two of them came back early as they were under the impression that they would be surrounded by armed security personnel at all times. The one guy that stayed was assigned a group of TCNs that did most of the work. They actually worked on the control boards replacing resistors and what not as they did not have a warehouse of new boards in stock. When in a war zone the only thing that counts is making things work. I'm sure some of the work would qualify for the WOS, but as long as it is working.
    Thanks much! .......... This is the kind of info we need to hear about ...... hoping we we hear from others with first hand experience. Do these ex-students read the HVAC-talk web site?

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    You got that right!

    Quote Originally Posted by unionguy View Post
    I talked to a KBR recruiter a few years back and the going rate was $85k-$113K, no personal weapons, 24/7/365 at camp anaconda. not a bad deal for some, but I gotta have my AK or I'll go crazy.

    UG
    I had just about bought a brand new Sig-Sauer P226 chambered for the big
    .357's until I read the post about "no weapons". What the hell are they thinking? Is it a KBR or a Govt. thing? Even here, last time I checked, there are 17,000 packing heat and that's just here in Charlotte, NC.

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    Esteemism

    Found interesting quote while researching Camp Anaconda on the website at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/c...?story_id=3460

    "Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?'
    Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?'
    Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?'
    But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Kicks my esteem for him up a couple of knotches!

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    Check out this link

    The Wall Song by George Jones
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/singingman7/TNOTW.htm

    As He died to make men holy, so they died to make men free!

    Don't mind say'n it ..... brought a teary eye from this old geezer.

    Srill looking for more input from someone who really wants to make a difference ...........

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