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  • Going out West?

    Ok to start I will appologise for all the threads I have been posting.

    Now I hear everyone talking about going up west, My friend he is in College and says he will be heading out to do apprenticeship, Telling me being a welder out west is probly the worst place to be a welder of course theres good money in it but the housing is very ****ty. Is this true, I'm sure some of you guys are out there. Whats the starting wage for a welder, My sister is telling soemthing about a Blue Seal I have never herd of this but she told em her friend has one and gets 140 out there. I am here on little old
    Prince Edward Island everyone and there dog are heading out west so I feel that the demand for jobs here will be highly likely and the money will hopefully be just as sweet mind you out west would still be better.

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    Are you talking Alberta or Colorado?

    Jerry

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    • #3
      I ment Alberta but info about both would be good

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      • #4
        If you are learning what you need to and get the answers to your ? why are you appologizing for your psts that is what we are on here for good luck

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        • #5
          life out west

          The rundown on Colorado and Wyoming is as follows: Rig welders are making a handsome amount right now in this area. If you carry your own liability insurance, you can bill yourself out for about $75-$120 an hour....more if you sign up guys to work under your insurance and charge them a fee. Primarily Patterson, Nabors, Encana and Terasen/KinderMorgan are hiring the rig welders. I was in Casper, WY last summer as it was blowing up. In 3 months the wages went from $65/hr up to $80/hr and the companies allegedly stopped testing welds and stopped drug testing welders because they were in such dire need of qualified help. There's a lot of work going into upgrading refineries and pwr plants in the area also.

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          • #6
            that sounds like some very good money... I did hear that welding while smoking marijuana works well i dont believe that its right to do that. If your good at welding and you have a tallent for it why do you need drugs to make you any better, mind you i use to smoke pot but i quit and have been happy without it ever since, also im not trying to tell welders that smoking pot and welding is a bad thing thats just my opinion.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TexAg View Post
              The rundown on Colorado and Wyoming is as follows: Rig welders are making a handsome amount right now in this area. If you carry your own liability insurance, you can bill yourself out for about $75-$120 an hour....more if you sign up guys to work under your insurance and charge them a fee. Primarily Patterson, Nabors, Encana and Terasen/KinderMorgan are hiring the rig welders. I was in Casper, WY last summer as it was blowing up. In 3 months the wages went from $65/hr up to $80/hr and the companies allegedly stopped testing welds and stopped drug testing welders because they were in such dire need of qualified help. There's a lot of work going into upgrading refineries and pwr plants in the area also.
              What ropes would I have to jump through to work down there?

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