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LindaC in bethesda, Maryland

85 months ago

I am being considered for a position as an MWR coordinator in Iraq with KBR. I want to talk with anyone who has/is working for KBR in Iraq. I need to know how you feel you are being treated, what are your living conditions like, are you glad you took the job, at which camp are you stationed, do you know anything about camp endurance in Qaiyarah?
thanks

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Ceddiego in Clinton, Illinois

83 months ago

Can you tell me if you took the job with KBR? If so I am looking for living conditions in the contractor arrangements.

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Ceddiego in Clinton, Illinois

83 months ago

Stella Smith in La Vivienda, Mexico said: I have been at about 4 different camps. The living conditions are very good. Very few people (if any) live in tents. Almost everyone lives in a trailer, usually without a roomate. You may have to share a bathroom. Each room is furnished and very much like a college dorm situation only better. I always had hot water, air conditioning and heat (if I wanted it).

Can you tell me what your job for KBR is? Have you been able to get the time off as stated? Do you really work all 7 days a week and 12 hour shifts?

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Ceddiego in Clinton, Illinois

83 months ago

AJAY SHARMA in FATEHGARH CHURIAN, India said: hi myself ajay sharma

can you tell me the type of work you do and what the work schedule was like. did you have any problems with the KBR processing?

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bubblehead in Dallas, Texas

82 months ago

you do work 7/12s
not all the time you want to take off is paid
holiday pay/approved sick day is only for 8 hours not 12
you are NOT acually an employee of KBR, but rather an off-shore company that does not pay into the us system, so you can not draw unemployment benefits.
most of the employees have low work ethics

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paul dorosheff in Saint Louis, Missouri

80 months ago

personal interest in seeking employment with kbr, preferably in Iraq. Have tried on their website,but this seems to be a method of fishing in a pond with an inadequate bait. Did anyone utilize a service that required a sign-up fee?

The position I'm interested in is labor forman with possibility to seek other opportunities once there and adjusted.

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Stephanie AJ in Corpus Christi, Texas

73 months ago

paul dorosheff in Saint Louis, Missouri said: personal interest in seeking employment with kbr, preferably in Iraq. Have tried on their website,but this seems to be a method of fishing in a pond with an inadequate bait. Did anyone utilize a service that required a sign-up fee?

The position I'm interested in is labor forman with possibility to seek other opportunities once there and adjusted.

Experience has been you cannot be hired from outside the company as foreman. You will need to start at the bottom of your field and work your way up. Once you're in the company, you'll wait for a certain amount of time before you can be promoted.

We used KBR's website. My advise, apply for all jobs that you have even a slight interest in. I mean, hundreds of jobs. If you apply for just a few, you'll be overlooked. They get millions of applications daily, they go in a "pile" as they come in, you want your's on top, so apply for lots and lots of jobs on a daily basis!!!

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Ms Sparky in Portland, Oregon

73 months ago

LindaC in bethesda, Maryland said: I am being considered for a position as an MWR coordinator in Iraq with KBR. I want to talk with anyone who has/is working for KBR in Iraq. I need to know how you feel you are being treated, what are your living conditions like, are you glad you took the job, at which camp are you stationed, do you know anything about camp endurance in Qaiyarah?
thanks

You should be fine as long as you just do what you are told. Don't ask questions. Don't question any waste fraud and abuse issues. If you do raise the red flag on any issue expect to be chastised, probably threatened to be fired and most likely transferred to a less desirable location. Promotions are not based on merit and qualifications. They are based on loyalty and nothing more.

Ms Sparky
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mebsparky in Oregon

71 months ago

iraqmcs in Houston, Texas said: iraq is good. dont go to G6 ECHO!!!! that camp sucks a big one. but KBR sucks. i'm applying for a new contractor its time to get out of this place.

can u just ask to be relocated with out being hassled? how is the moral doing with other trades?

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Dan87 in Derby, United Kingdom

71 months ago

What is so bad about G6 ECHO??

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Khristopher James in Killeen, Texas

71 months ago

Hello, My name is Khristopher James. I have a Cass A CDL license and I am intrested in any position in Iraq, Qatar,UAE Kuwait,etc. If you have any leads,especially recruiters, please reply to this message IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! Thanks.

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Michael- G in Farmington, New Mexico

69 months ago

How is the weather in Iraq now? Going to camp diamond.

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Gabriele in Troy, Montana

59 months ago

KBR has no task orders as of right now in Afghanistan, Fluor is taking over part of it. Afghanistan task orders are in transition right now, Fluor gets on part of it and Dyncorps gets the other. So, KBR employees are being offered jobs with Fluor.

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Floridathunderstorm in Florida

59 months ago

I worked in subcontracts for KBR in Iraq. That was in the days that employees lived in tents or homeless shelters. Out of all of the subcontracts administrators there I was one of a very few who knew what he was doing. That actually cost me my job as I tried everything to get the department running correctly. It was impossible. Too many incompetents and too many wooooose supervisors. I was made to transfer from Camp Slayer to a northern startup outpost as a reward for my efforts, which by the way were sometimes 112 hr weeks. I told them "no way" and left. Quite a while later I worked for Parsons in a separate camp in the green zone. Parsons had the best camp in Iraq and everybody knew it. State of the art. New private single person quarters with bathroom, AC/Heat, refrigerator, flatscreen tv, DVD player, high speed internet. Camp had a nice small dining hall, laundry, recreation center, library, mini nightclub. The office building was brand new and comfortable. There was a video store right outside the camp gate and a mini-mall right outside the other camp gate. Compared to KBR and Camp Slayer it was the Magic Kingdom.

I worked for Fluor for many years but never with them in Iraq or Afghanistan. A first class engineering and construction company. They appreciate their employees and demand only the best. I believe they will do it right in LOGCAP IV. I may just decide to go over there again, this time with Fluor, although I'm getting on in years.

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hchristine79@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia

59 months ago

What is it like in camp endurance.

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Beenherelongtime in Houston, Texas

59 months ago

hchristine79@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia said: What is it like in camp endurance.

It's like a huge runway on a flat piece of desert land with a large burm dirt wall, hesco fences, and concertine wire surrounding it with a lot of guard towers.

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missneka in Kansas

58 months ago

Has Anyone else been in contact with a KBR recruiter named Bill Price?

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Jeffrey Chamberland HVAC resume in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

57 months ago

I work in Afganistan with KBR @ Class I as a refregeration tech. and how KBR has offer me a Ice Plant position somewere in Iraq ?
So if U know anything about Ice Plants in Iraq Plz right back aasp.

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ALALAMWCU@YAHOO.COM in Lebanon

46 months ago

I AM LOOKING FOR ANY KBR EMPLOYEE WHO CAN TOLD ME HOW TO PURCHASE TRASH AND USED EQUIPMENT FROM KBR IN COB SPICHER OR COB ANACONDA

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Mississippi Po Boy in BRANDON, Mississippi

45 months ago

ANY ONE KNOW HOW LONG KBR WILL BE IN IRAQ

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ed in Jonesboro, Georgia

45 months ago

Can any one tell me how long it take to get your sf85p back.

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tanyat in Lawrenceville, Georgia

45 months ago

ed in Jonesboro, Georgia said: Can any one tell me how long it take to get your sf85p back.

My husband's first packet took about 3 months. Genrally 2-4 weeks, but he is working with a recruiter doy Dyn and Fedsys. Please let me know if you have a contact-I am trying to make all the connections I can

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ed in Jonesboro, Georgia

45 months ago

when you say first packet do you mean the finger print part if so i did that part i need to know about the electronic part of th sf85

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Jperez in New York, New York

45 months ago

Acouple of months ago I applied for a position with kbr. About 2 weeks ago a recruiter contacted me through email with a control specialist job opening in Iraq. I sent in all my paperwork passed my WABI and I was given a date to fly down to Houston for processing. Anyone know what types of exams or test are given in houston?

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rich in Houston, Texas

44 months ago

no there are not anymore test in houston. but make sure you have alot of money with you. although the hotel is free, the food is free. te odds are you are going to get stuck in quite a few places (dubai, kuwait etc,etc) and you're going to need money.

the reason people are getting stuck is because iraq is not issuing visas.

please be aware kbr is leaving out of iraq so you wont be here long because the project is ending soon. at my camp were going to tents, mres, no postal, no px, no chow hall in august. and then we are ither getting transferred to other kbr locations, fired, or switching companies.

hope that helps.

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Felf in London, United Kingdom

44 months ago

Hi everyone,
i will try to keep this brief.
i am an electrician and i have been offered a position for KBR in Iraq.
i have completed all the forms required such as the dental release and now i am only waiting for my police background check to come back.
my recruiter has told me, once he recieves this it will be 2 to 3 weeks and i will fly to houston for processing.
can anybody please tell me if i have to do the WABI exam when i arrive and is there a test for electricians? if so, is it on the american regs or uk regs?
i only ask on this forum as i dont want to keep pestering my recruiter with many questions.
thankyou for your time.

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greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom

44 months ago

@felf.
Im an electrician and have been offered a position with KBR in IRAQ.
Completed all the forms, have sent in my police background check and dental forms.
have also obtained an ESTA, electronic system travel authority, which is in effect my visa and ive been cleared to travel to the US.
My issue is this, everything is in place, the system is showing action required on my police check.
on my police check there are 3 minor offences from over 10 years ago all in the military, my recruiter emailed the background dept who said it would be fine.
the system is still requesting action on it, my recruiter doesnt seem to know what this means and has emailed the background dept for clarification
, but the bottom line seems to be that the travel dept wont book my flights to Houston untill the system status changes.
have wound up my business in the UK on instruction from my recruiter and am sitting here waiting to go , now with no income.
Does anyone have any info on this, will the background dept just check the police check and authorise it on the system? as stated they are 3 very minor offences from over 10 years ago on my military record.
thanks in advance guys

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current bun in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom said: @felf.
Im an electrician and have been offered a position with KBR in IRAQ.
Completed all the forms, have sent in my police background check and dental forms.
have also obtained an ESTA, electronic system travel authority, which is in effect my visa and ive been cleared to travel to the US.
My issue is this, everything is in place, the system is showing action required on my police check.
on my police check there are 3 minor offences from over 10 years ago all in the military, my recruiter emailed the background dept who said it would be fine.
the system is still requesting action on it, my recruiter doesnt seem to know what this means and has emailed the background dept for clarification
, but the bottom line seems to be that the travel dept wont book my flights to Houston untill the system status changes.
have wound up my business in the UK on instruction from my recruiter and am sitting here waiting to go , now with no income.
Does anyone have any info on this, will the background dept just check the police check and authorise it on the system? as stated they are 3 very minor offences from over 10 years ago on my military record.
thanks in advance guys

Hi Lloyd looks like you will never get to Iraq, you have been trying for years lol..... why not get in with Fluor?

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greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom

43 months ago

hey current bun
its all cleared up now and confirmed Im flying next week to Houston so all good!!!
finaly lol

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A2k in Lisburn, United Kingdom

43 months ago

Hi greenergrass I am looking to go to Iraq/Afghan as a plumber, I was talking to a spark in Belfast last week who has come back recently that’s what put the idea in my head, some questions.

*How long from when you applied to when you got response and go to Houston?

*What are the qualifications you need I am commercial/domestic gas eng and can do all types of plumbing?

*Did you apply on KBR's US web site?

*Does x forces help with Appling?

*What tests have you done medicals stuff and CBR checks?

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greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom

43 months ago

Hi A2k

1 - about 1 month
2 - I am a spark so I cant speak for you plumbers, I am JIB
3 - Yes
4 - Dont Know

I had to do a police background check which isnt a CRB, its an ACPO which is different
google ACPO and youll see
hope this helps mate

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A2k in Lisburn, United Kingdom

43 months ago

Well goodluck greenergrass, when I sort out my passport and DL this mth I will be going for one of the jobs in Iraq.

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greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom

43 months ago

A2k in Lisburn, United Kingdom said: Well goodluck greenergrass, when I sort out my passport and DL this mth I will be going for one of the jobs in Iraq.

maybe see you over there mate, hope it works out for you and you get the opportunity to go and make some good money, Im flying the 24th so gonna be doing the last min shopping this week for stuff to go
keep us updated with how you get on mate

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dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia

43 months ago

Hello I been looking go to Iraq or Afghanistan for months can u tell me what I have to do I put a resume I for kbr for cook, industrial work for months.

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Kathy Grimes in Houston, Texas

43 months ago

I want to get a job with kbr to go there do anyone know any recruiters

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Renata in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

You can find the recruiters on LinkedIn, but I read on another forum related to KBR that they're not answering on the requests.

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Renata in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia said: Do you no the web site to apply for jobs go Afghanistan. I been on kbr for months I haven heard any thing from them. If u can help me let me no . I have experiences in cooking production work as machine operator and food service worker. Thanks You

www.fluor.com

You have to build your profile. But in this moment there aren't job openings for food service worker.

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dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia

43 months ago

I did a profile for fluor.com. They have a lot of jobs on there they had a lot on there for food preparing food army. Do u have to have been in army to get a job overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan

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Renata in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia said: I did a profile for fluor.com. They have a lot of jobs on there they had a lot on there for food preparing food army. Do u have to have been in army to get a job overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan

Dorothy, it's not necessary to have a military experience to get a LOGCAP job in Afghanistan/Iraq, but if you have it it's only a plus for you and your chances to get a job are bigger than those who don't have it. And the other thing I want to tell you, that the job openings are for Food service specialist, not for Food service worker. In practice, you will need to start from the bottom of your field and work your way up. This means the chances to get a Food service specialist job as a starting position in your employment are not very big, even if this is under your qualification. Be up to date with the job openings, maybe they will be some for food service worker. Good luck!

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Renata in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

Kathy Grimes in Houston, Texas said: I want to get a job with kbr to go there do anyone know any recruiters

You can find the recruiters on LinkedIn, but I read on another forum related to KBR that they're not answering on the requests.

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dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Augusta, Georgia

43 months ago

Gabriele in Troy, Montana said: KBR has no task orders as of right now in Afghanistan, Fluor is taking over part of it. Afghanistan task orders are in transition right now, Fluor gets on part of it and Dyncorps gets the other. So, KBR employees are being offered jobs with Fluor.

I have put in a profile with fluor can u try and help me get a job over in Afghanistan. Fluor. Com do have a lot of jobs but do u have to have been in army to get one of those jobs if u tell me who I can email to help me please email me at dorothyhynson@yahoo.com Thank You!

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MAKI in Kumanovo, Macedonia

43 months ago

greenergrass in Chester, United Kingdom said: @felf.
Im an electrician and have been offered a position with KBR in IRAQ.
Completed all the forms, have sent in my police background check and dental forms.
have also obtained an ESTA, electronic system travel authority, which is in effect my visa and ive been cleared to travel to the US.
My issue is this, everything is in place, the system is showing action required on my police check.
on my police check there are 3 minor offences from over 10 years ago all in the military, my recruiter emailed the background dept who said it would be fine.
the system is still requesting action on it, my recruiter doesnt seem to know what this means and has emailed the background dept for clarification
, but the bottom line seems to be that the travel dept wont book my flights to Houston untill the system status changes.
have wound up my business in the UK on instruction from my recruiter and am sitting here waiting to go , now with no income.
Does anyone have any info on this, will the background dept just check the police check and authorise it on the system? as stated they are 3 very minor offences from over 10 years ago on my military record.
thanks in advance guys

you should take a criminal check background only for the last seven years as they need it as official document nothing more, i think then you`ll be fine.

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Renata in Skopje, Macedonia

43 months ago

Ne,ne sum taa.

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raafat abdukareem in Newark, New Jersey

41 months ago

LindaC in bethesda, Maryland said: I am being considered for a position as an MWR coordinator in Iraq with KBR. I want to talk with anyone who has/is working for KBR in Iraq. I need to know how you feel you are being treated, what are your living conditions like, are you glad you took the job, at which camp are you stationed, do you know anything about camp endurance in Qaiyarah?
thanks

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I was working in iraq with kbr can i get letter of recomendation approved that i was working with them.my address is 111 gould ave paterson nj 07503

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dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Atlanta, Georgia

41 months ago

I haven heard anything from fluor. I put a profile in months ago I heard anything . If someone can help me get a job please email me and let me no something . I clean up, food services, sterile instrument for doctors. I have my OSHA card, it don't matter Iraq or Afghanistan or where ever the jobs at.
dorothyhynson@yahoo.com Thank You !

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dorothyhynson@yahoo.com in Athens, Georgia

41 months ago

I have been trying also no luck. Yet if someone can tell me how get over in Iraq or Aghanistam let me no

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MSingh in Houston, Texas

41 months ago

Hello,
I got a job with KBR and my processing start on 11th July in Houston. Is there anyone else who get the same date for processing? does anyone know how is the KBR situation in Iraq and how long they will be there?

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roosthuis@yahoo.com in Johannesburg, South Africa

41 months ago

Hi,

I found out that the current Logcap is ending in Dec 2011 and withdrew my application.

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MSingh in Houston, Texas

41 months ago

roosthuis@yahoo.com in Johannesburg, South Africa said: Hi,

I found out that the current Logcap is ending in Dec 2011 and withdrew my application.

Really, So whats your plan? are you going to apply for Dyncorp or Fluor? I already got selected by KBR? What do think I should go? I heard KBR might get extension in Dec.

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roosthuis@yahoo.com in Johannesburg, South Africa

41 months ago

Hi,
I am not sure at this stage where to apply. I was told that the contract MIGHT be extended. I was due to fly today to Dubai for processing today and e-mailed KBR to confirm the contract end date. I was told Dec 2011 was the contract ending date.
I do not want to take that chance and am therefor not going.

I have other options pending in Afganistan.

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