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Get this. Warren’s father is
a Stationary Engineer and didn’t want Warren to know
too much about Stationary Engineering.
Dad wanted him to go to University and be a doctor or
a lawyer and not be a Stationary Engineer. He didn’t
tell Warren much about Stationary Engineering.
Probably because he thought Warren would actually like
it to the point where he would want to be a Stationary
Engineer and not a doctor or a lawyer. Nothing wrong
with being a doctor or a lawyer. What is important is
being what you want to be.
the time Warren graduated from high school he didn’t
want to be any of the above and so he decided to
become an environmentalist and get his diploma. After
acquiring his diploma in Land Resource Management, he
worked at it for about 5 years in the oil and gas
fields. Problem was, he found it to be low paying.
There was limited opportunity for variety or
advancement and most of the people at the management
level had high ideals but limited integrity. For the
most part they were hypocrites he says. Needless to
say Warren was disillusioned.
his time as an environmentalist he spoke to people in
the oil and gas business like, field hands and plant
personnel about Stationary Engineering. He spoke to
his father about it and pumped everybody for
information as well as researched it at a technical
institution. Most of the valuable info came from the
people working in the business. So at 26 years of age
and after 5 years of being an environmentalist he quit
and went back to school to become what his father
didn’t want him to be, a Stationary Engineer.
reasons for getting into Stationary Engineering:
- Benefits up to the
- The opportunity to master
the operation of various types of equipment. He
likes the challenge.
- The opportunity to move
around in a large corporation to do a variety of
jobs as he may qualify for. Warren has a desire to
be more involved in corporate life as time goes on
and he may very well have that opportunity if he
plays his cards right.
- Stability of employment.
- The pay scale is heads
above most everything else out there.
- He likes the idea of
shift work. Like most of us, he believes if you
sacrifice a little you get a lot more. Working the
12 hour shifts gives you lots of time off to enjoy
the good things in life for a longer stretch of
time. This makes for more quality time.
the time to research your career and career options.
Go to a job site and check things out. Hang around
with someone on a job site to gain greater insight
into what it is all about.
Warren has found himself full time
employment as of October 10th, 2002 close to home with
great pay and benefits. Smooth operating