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    I finally have a good welder and I have no clue where to search for shutdown work or contract jobs here in texas. Anybody have any hints on how I would search the net to find em? or do I have to just know someone? thanks for your help i have searched for contract welder, welder per diem, and shutdown welder to no avail.

  • #2
    you might want to go to local welding suppliers and maybe steel suppliers
    ask if they know of companies that may need to hire welders. and that you are looking for work. . tell them you just need a chance

    keep asking ...... be wiling to do the bad jobs,work to hopefully get the good work some where down the road.



    hope this helps

    ............... Richard

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    • #3
      yeah that is a good idea. who would I be asking for though? subcontractors?. I dont want to be in the shop setting anymore, I sure would like to be out on the road pulling some 7 12's and good money for a little while.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mercuno View Post
        yeah that is a good idea. who would I be asking for though? subcontractors?. I dont want to be in the shop setting anymore, I sure would like to be out on the road pulling some 7 12's and good money for a little while.
        If you want that many hours and the money, keep your eye on the Alaska pipeline. I heard on their special last night on TV they will soon be getting ready to do a big makeover. The line was designed for 20 years, it is now 30 years old. Back in the seventies, guys were pulling in $2000 a week. Or if you want to move down South or to the East Coast, Texas Eastern is in the plans of running a new line Northward. The two lines they have now are at maximum capacity. Most times the big oil companies hire unions to do their work which is a sore subject but it wouldn't take much to get in if thats what you want to do.
        Ken

        What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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        • #5
          look here on a past post dated 7-16-2007 by chris 2626
          the subject was for hotsheets. there site is www.jobhotsheets.com
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          1- Blue star 185
          1- BOBCAT 250
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          • #6
            I would highly reccomend that you check out the AWS website forums. There's allot of Texas guys on there that are more than willing to help a guy out.
            "smokin' joints for 19 yrs."

            A.A.S. Weld Tech.

            AWS CWI 08011711

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            • #7
              looking 4 jobs

              Hi Mercuno from Texas.

              I have worked with other pipefitters in the past and they always talked about what jobs were on the hot sheet within the welding trade so just a few suggestions look up (tradesman.com,bluecollerjobs.com,us trades.com,weldingjobs.com) just to name a few and see what you come up with and if I can think of any other I will be sure to post them for you.

              I know its a long ways from Texas here in Michigan but the internet makse up for it, other thean that I would just keep on pounding the weld shops or maybe a small add in the local paper looking for work some times that works pretty good as well.

              Also if you do got to some rig sites just tell them your willing to do WHAT EVER TYPE OF WELDING THEY HAVE EVEN THE SMALL STUFF just to get your foot or welding rod in the door, Best of luck to you in your search
              Syncrowave 250/Coolmate-3-(home)
              RMS-14 (kisser button)-(home)
              Craftmans/S-K tools-(home)
              Grizzly 16" vert band saw-(home)
              DeWalt chop saw-(home)
              Craftsman 4"-7" hand grinders
              Lincoln 225 arc welder
              Lots of vise clamps(not enough)
              assortment bar clamps

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              • #8
                thanks for all the response guys I dont feel so alone out here now . really thanks.

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                • #9
                  2E info

                  Originally posted by mercuno View Post
                  thanks for all the response guys I dont feel so alone out here now . really thanks.
                  Did you ever get the message I sent to you about the BlueStar 2E engine info?

                  Griff

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                  • #10
                    i know how you feel i havent worked in two weeks........ "temporary" layoff
                    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                    feel free to P/M me

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                    • #11
                      looking fo rjobs

                      mercuno
                      I came across a site today if you get a chance take a look and see what you think(the welding site) it has welding jobs in texas and other states as well, just a thought for you.
                      Syncrowave 250/Coolmate-3-(home)
                      RMS-14 (kisser button)-(home)
                      Craftmans/S-K tools-(home)
                      Grizzly 16" vert band saw-(home)
                      DeWalt chop saw-(home)
                      Craftsman 4"-7" hand grinders
                      Lincoln 225 arc welder
                      Lots of vise clamps(not enough)
                      assortment bar clamps

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