Pros: paid travel and living allowance
Cons: spent to much time away from my four year old daughter
-typical day at work, Inspect pile installation, log results, calculate: final torque, instillation depth and helix depth. Give results to Project Engineer, for decision to splice on and drill deeper to achieve desired final torque.
-learned how to work compaction testing machine and became certified to use it
-management very accommodating
-co-workers very knowledgeable, I learned so much from co-workers
-the hardest part of this job was being separated from my family four months at a time (need to be able to commute like 10/10, 14/8, 21/8 ect.
-the most enjoyable part of the job was working with the client Project Engineers and Superintendents and drawing from their vast knowledge