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  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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    Thumbs up contact me

    Quote Originally Posted by arpa View Post
    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.
    Just did (contact you by email), I am a former Marine and being such, I can assure everyone that goes to a Marine Camp that those guys will die protecting you as a civilian over there. I want to go if I can.
    Last edited by tonybert; 01-03-2008 at 05:45 PM.

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    The Best Marine.....

    Is a SUBMARINE!....
    Just Kidding. Being an ex subsailor.... I know what dealing with Marines are like and I agree..... They would look out for you like a brother!
    I want to say I want to go.... but my wife just beat my tush cause I even suggested it to her!
    I know .... It stinks.,.... but gotta keep momma happy! Otherwise life sucks.
    Is Angier NC in the western half of the state? I am at the beach.
    Last edited by Bubbleheadski; 01-04-2008 at 10:15 PM. Reason: screwed up smiley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleheadski View Post
    Is a SUBMARINE!....
    Just Kidding. Being an ex subsailor.... I know what dealing with Marines are like and I agree..... They would look out for you like a brother!
    I want to say I want to go.... but my wife just beat my tush cause I even suggested it to her!
    I know .... It stinks.,.... but gotta keep momma happy! Otherwise life sucks.
    Is Angier NC in the western half of the state? I am at the beach.
    Its just south of Raleigh.

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    [QUOTE=Bubbleheadski;1718659]Is a SUBMARINE!....
    QUOTE]
    Actually I did some time on an older Sub named the uss greyback. SubOps while in Recon.

    Got my wife to agree on my going to Iraq but just don't want to go with KBR, my buddy over there says KBR sucks but the work is good and the military appreciates what he and others do that KBR says for them not too. Now if I can just find a hvac employer>...in Iraq

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpa View Post
    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.

    The Owners Son-In-Law, of the last co I worked for, quit to go do a program similiar to this one. Makes like 6,000 a month, setting up A/C in Military Tents and what not.

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    Smile Here I go

    I am leaving for Houston on April 20 then to the desert around the 28.the closer it gets the more nervous I get!!Y'all pray for our soldiers and the other folks working over there,hopefully this will all be over soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troylc View Post
    I am leaving for Houston on April 20 then to the desert around the 28.the closer it gets the more nervous I get!!Y'all pray for our soldiers and the other folks working over there,hopefully this will all be over soon.
    Relax, once you get over here it won't seem like such a big deal. After 3 1/2 years over here it seems rather normal to me. Your biggest frustration probably won't be the bad guys but will instead be the heat and all the rules they have over here. It feels good to help a soldier stay comfortable when he is not out battling the bad guys.

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

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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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    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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