Fuels Foreman (Current Employee), Bagram Air Field – April 13, 2014
Pros: the pay.
Cons: long hours and dangerous conditions.
Being a contractor in Afghanistan is difficult. Working in a war zone twelve hours a day, seven days a week, takes it's toll on anybody. But the money is good so it tends to help get a person through the day.
Fuel Distribution Systems Operator (Former Employee), AFGHANISTAN – April 13, 2014
Pros: you can stay busy
Cons: away from family
A GOOD DAY'S WORK WITH EXCELLENT PAY! IF YOU DON'T MIND LONG HOURS THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU GREAT BENEFITS THEY ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU TAKE NECESSARY VACATION TIMES AT THE RIGHT TIME. GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR
Food Service Supervisor (Former Employee), Afghanistan – March 24, 2014
A 12hr work day with no days off, getting ready for mooring meeting.Working with co-workers from other countries.The hardest part of the job was being away from my family for 3-4 months. The most enjoyable was know that our arm-forces was being taken care of on a daily.
Power Generation G. Foreman (Current Employee), Afghanistan – March 19, 2014
Provide generator operations on base complex to include repairs, maintenance, testing, trouble shooting, and services in compliance with Department of Defense requirements; • Supervisory experience when assuming the role of the supervisor in his absence on numerous occasions; • Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical systems on power plant Generators – more... include Mep-5, -6, -7, -12s, also Kubota, Onan, Perkins, Olympian, Cummins and Caterpillar commercial units; • Taught monthly power supply maintenance and troubleshooting schools to customers and field service personnel using technical manuals and electronic test equipment; • Reads and interprets service orders, MSOW, LOTD’s for proper data entry, coding, and craft assignment ; • Maintaining department accountability/ DOL roster, Org Charts, phone roster; • Taking care of newly–hired persons and subcontract employees, approving and submitting their timesheets; • Coordinating office requirements and ordering stationary supplies; • Operating and maintaining work order service desk and work order tracking system Maximo; • Conducting the ECOD (Estimated Cost of Damage) procedures, communicating with other departments’ personnel, performing and finishing all in the timely manner; • Conferring with supervisors to obtain data required for planning activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered; • Recommending measures to improve methods, performance, and quality of services, and suggests changes in working conditions to increase efficiency. – less
Combination Welder (Former Employee), Beaumont, TX – March 17, 2014
I Reinforced I-Beams for structures nearing future pipe laying. I Fitted rails for structural walk/pathways, constructed ladders and stair for access, and made tank reinforcements I Welded reinforcement for demolition and I also Welded Gusset plates and clips.
Cons: not very concern with employees or their welfare.
During my employment at Fluor we were requirred to read their ethics proceedure and show our loyality to the company, but in return they did not maintain their loyality to their employees. If I was a young engineer just starting I would recommend you research the other companies before I make a final choice.
Cons: austere conditions, war zone, away from home....
Typical work week is 7 days/12 hrs augmenting U.S military. Approximately ever 90 days you can take R&R for up to 21 days if you choose. Work conditions are in a conflict zone in austere locations. Management varies depending on location as well as co-workers. Hardest part of the job is being away from home for long periods and the occasional threats – more... in the conflict areas. Some places are worse than others. The most enjoyable part of the job is the income you earn and the opportunity to travel internationally. – less