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I was thinking recently how despite knowing some people for years I still don't know much about what they do. So I would be keen to hear what type of work my fellow Trannies are doing. Not looking for a complete breakdown but a high level summary. I'll start.

 

Organisation

 

I work at the Qld Dept. of Community Safety. This encompasses Qld Ambulance, Qld Fire and Rescue, Emergency Management Qld and Corrective Services. So that means we look after all the firies, ambos and their stations, Communication Centres (000 call taking) and all the prisons and Probation and Parole offices. Plus a heap of SES volunteers. I think we're at approx. 10,500 staff and literally dozens of sites across the state.

 

My role

 

Curently I'm acting in the role of Manager, Incident & Problem Management. Basically dealing with high priority incidents and ongoing problems in the IT infrastructure. Not fixing them myself but coordinating teams of techs to respond to them. This could be anything from a remote radio repeater site failing to one of the main systems going down. I could go on but I don't want to bore you to death :smile1: Over to you.

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Furniture upholsterer. Build the odd new lounge and thing. Work in my backyard for the next 40 years.

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Social worker with the Dept of Defence. I work primarily with soldiers who have seen (active) service in Afghanistan, Iraq etc who have mental health/alcohol and drug issues.

 

I feel very proud and privileged to work with these men and women.

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I mow lawns

 

My role is to mow all the lawns on the list for the week

I Also write that list for the week

I also do all the maintenance for the equipment

I also do all the paperwork

I also do all th e marketing

I also pay all the bills

I also take all the phone calls

I also ring people back when I miss the phone calls

I also don't get super

I also don't get sick pay

I also don't get holiday pay or paid for public holidays

I also don't do any work further than 7 Ks from home

I also don't get stuck in traffic ( cause this isn't any)

I also work in the rain

I also work in 40deg +

I also work in -3 deg like this morning at 7am

 

I'm also very lucky to do what I do and to do it in one of the most beautiful places on the planet

 

My dog comes to "work " with me but dosnt do any of the stuff mentioned above

He just sleeps and gets pats and treats all day

 

Great thread

Cheers

Ip

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I'm a Physio. Been one for 22 years this month.

 

I'm looking for another Physio to work for me. New grads welcome. Spread the word.

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Aspiring B&B operator, gardener and self sufficient person. Back in reality, so I can do what I aspire to in a few years, - Project Director for a concrete railway sleeper manufacturer.

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BDM/Account Manager - online data to financial organisations and legals

 

 

 

 

For now.

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I was an IT support guy with the Qld Govt.

I took a voluntary package in Anna's last months.

As it turns out, I could have taken a similar package from Campbell about 9 months later.

 

I'm now an Engineering student :smartarse:

Every 3-6 months I have massive doubts about whether or not I have chosen the right course :unsure:

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pHysioterrorist.

I won't be travelling south parky, the sunshine coast is too good.

I work 20-25 hours a week, train a bit and surf regularly at lunchtime. Hopefully I won't wake up :D

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I work for Arnotts on the production line, always worried a computer will take my job one day. I'm the desiccated coconut sprinkler on the iced vovo line. Pretty important job when you think about it and requires a fair bit of skill to get it to Arnotts high standards. Can be a bit mundane but I'm ok with that, after all I swim laps in pools and do wind trainer sessions.

 

 

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Ex Infantry Soldier with Australian Army. Now an Electrical Linesman with Energex and currently studying an AD in Electrical Engineering part time.

 

It's great to see the vast demographics that make up this place.

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Gap year student working 40+ hours at the local pool trying to build up as much money before heading of to University next year. All I can say is I am keen as mustard for University. My mind has gone stale just working and training...and there's still 8 months left of it.

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I work for Arnotts on the production line, always worried a computer will take my job one day. I'm the desiccated coconut sprinkler on the iced vovo line. Pretty important job when you think about it and requires a fair bit of skill to get it to Arnotts high standards. Can be a bit mundane but I'm ok with that, after all I swim laps in pools and do wind trainer sessions.

 

Long drive from Loftus to Huntingwood

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I work for Barlow apples, I get RSI putting the stickers on them

 

I also have a contract with the department of education putting stoppers on the bottoms of chairs that are missin one in school classrooms.

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I work for Arnotts on the production line, always worried a computer will take my job one day. I'm the desiccated coconut sprinkler on the iced vovo line. Pretty important job when you think about it and requires a fair bit of skill to get it to Arnotts high standards. Can be a bit mundane but I'm ok with that, after all I swim laps in pools and do wind trainer sessions.

 

 

You must have bloody good eyesight, I've been to the Arnotts factory, it's in complete darkness :lol:

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I work for Barlow apples, I get RSI putting the stickers on them

 

Mate, it's Batlow, not Barlow and I know the real reason you have RSI.... :)

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Ex Infantry Soldier with Australian Army. Now an Electrical Linesman with Energex and currently studying an AD in Electrical Engineering part time.

 

It's great to see the vast demographics that make up this place.

 

 

I work on a contract supplying electricity to south east Melbourne, as an assistant accountant.

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Consulting transport planner, working for my own little firm after too many years with a couple of the major engineering consultancies and a stint in state government. I only work for clients who have interesting things going on and I don't do advisories for merchant wankers.

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I work for Barlow apples, I get RSI putting the stickers on them

 

I also have a contract with the department of education putting stoppers on the bottoms of chairs that are missin one in school classrooms.

 

 

I thought you put the dots on the numberplates ...between the numbers and the letters. TR .3K .52

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Locksmith.

Most days spent spinning around in my chair looking at stuff on computer. Generally not a lot of Loxmifing going on.

 

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FIFO underground drill and blast mining engineer, who might need a new job if the gold price keeps going down.

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Company profile

INPEX is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company currently involved in more than 70 projects across 29 countries.

INPEX is ranked in the top 50 global energy companies and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Part of the Australian business community since 1986, we are involved in a number of projects in Australia and the Timor Sea, including the large-scale Ichthys LNG Project, the Prelude FLNG Project, Van Gogh, Ravensworth and Kitan projects, the Bayu-Undan Development and Darwin LNG

 

So we take the oil and gas from under the ocean. The Ichthys Project will have a 850km 42 inch pipeline from North of Broome into Darwin where will will separate and cool down the gas and turn it into LNG and LPG. We also get a bit of oil (condensate) which can be sold to oil refineries as feed/blend stock. The LNG/LPG has already been sold to the Japanese and 1 ship will be loaded and sail away each day for the next 50 years. The project is worth 40 billion dollars and will make a huge difference to the people of the NT in a positive way due to state government taxes and the level of employment. The plant (bits and pieces to get the stuff on specification, such as pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, tanks, fins) will be up and running in 2016.......we hope.

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My Role

Im a Production Technician. When the plant is operating we will be ensuring the safe and efficient running of the equipment. We watch a pc screen and watch flows, temperatures, pressures, levels, speeds, and time tick away. We also control the work which happens out on plant and ensures no one gets injured.

At the moment we dont have a plant to operate, so we are in the planning stages of procedures, drawings, policies and routines. I pretty much sit in front of a pc in Perth writing manuals on how we will operate the plant, and what duties we will perform. Since we are a new operator of gas plants, we are writing all the stuff from a blank screen. We have a heap of experience from around the world, which helps in bringing the ideas into line with worlds best practice.

Currently the final stages of design are being completed and then we can go into the plant construction phase. The plant will be made all around the world including Thailand, Korea, Singapore, China and obviously Darwin. The huge bits of plant will be floated over on massive barges once constructed then moved onto the civil works in Darwin.

Next year I will be heading to Thailand for 19 months for a Quality Assurance role in Laem Chabang, which is 20 minutes from Pattaya, which happens to be a party town. Giddie Up. We will be making sure things are right before they head to Darwin.

How did i get into this job? Was a Fitter Machinist, then become a Oil Refinery Operator in Sydney for Shell, then got made redundant, got the Job in Perth and moved here. Eventually when the plant is completed in Darwin I will either do FIFO on a 2 week on 3 week off roster, or I could move to Darwin and do the same roster.

At the moment I love the work I'm doing but also wish I was out on plant walking around.

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I fly F/A-18F Super Hornets in the RAAF.

 

It's not a bad office to be honest.

 

 

I flew a PA28 to almost VNE in a dive once. I know how you feel.... ;)

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Nursing. Retired in 2006, Age 55.

 

Worked for the Saudi's. I was able to get into admin/management over there. Part of a long story, but I had 2 kids born in Saudi, education paid by my job.

 

I own 2 farms. Not much profit, if any, but free living in both cases.

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I am an Orthodontic specialist for adults and children, basically straighted people's teeth and jaws and make their smiles pretty. I have a special interest in invisible treatment techniques which r becoming quite popular with Adults as well as teens now. Also do a fair bit of early tx for the young ones too.

 

I worked for a well established practice for 3 years and now bought it 12 months ago hence I have very little time to train :-(

 

I also teach at the university a bit and am doing a part time PhD in my field of interest on the side.

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Ex Infantry Soldier with Australian Army. Now an Electrical Linesman with Energex and currently studying an AD in Electrical Engineering part time.

 

Sounds very familiar!

 

I'm an ex army electrician, had my own contracting business for 8 yrs after i left and did zero triathlons. Studied electrical engineering at night and now am a lead electrical engineer/project manager working mainly in the mining industry.

Designed the new conveyor system for the Cadia gold mine in orange and currently designing a new mining development out of mudgee.

 

It took me an extra 10yrs to get to where I wanted because I was too broke as a uni student and too immature. It was worth it though as I love my job and enjoy most days at work.

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I manage/lease the local council swimming pool. Single operator. I coach teach kids to swim take aquafit classes, co-ordinate the school swimming. It's a lot (too much really) of work for one person to do and I have been thinking I am going to have to let something go/bring some one on board.

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