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Old 01-05-2020, 09:56 AM   #1
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We have a bridge operator job open in Galveston. Itís a great job and very easy work, you sit up in the tower at Galveston railroad bridge and raise and lower the bridge for boat and train traffic. Have to be 18+ with a diploma or GED, clean driving record and drug free. Itís shift work but only 8 hours a day and 5 days a week. Pay is $251.42 a day with overtime at 1.5x when available. If youíre interested or know someone who is send me a PM with your first and last name, email and phone number and Iíll send you a personal referral link to apply.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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Should be a great gig for someone
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:42 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great job with great pay. I wish I could find something like that I’m my neck of the woods.
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great job with great pay. I wish I could find something like that Iím my neck of the woods.


Definitely a good job for the right person. Would need to be someone who can stand to be by themself for 8 hours a day and not a ton of human interaction. The cell service is good there and the view isnít bad. When I was based out of Houston as a dispatcher I spent a few shifts on the bridge covering for the operators when everyone was off or nobody wanted the overtime.

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Old 01-05-2020, 02:32 PM   #5
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sending you a PM
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:36 PM   #6
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Man that sound like a cush gig of it was 12jr shifts I would consider it as a second job as I only work 2-3 days a week now
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:45 PM   #7
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65k to open a bridge.

I'm severely underpaid at my current job.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:52 PM   #8
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he did not tell you, you have to hand crank the bridge up @ down.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:53 PM   #9
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thanks for posting that for TBHers!!! Good looking out.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:55 PM   #10
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65k to open a bridge.

I'm severely underpaid at my current job.
That ainít no **** lie
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:18 PM   #11
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:43 PM   #12
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:50 PM   #13
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Received several messages from people interested so will go ahead and shut this one down. Will post other opportunities I come across in Texas. Good luck to those that applied!
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:50 PM   #14
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Who would you be employed by. Retirement???
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:59 PM   #15
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BNSF railroad.

The jobs is posted publicly at BNSF.com
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:02 PM   #16
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BNSF

Railroad retirement is very competitive.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:28 PM   #17
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65k to open a bridge.

I'm severely underpaid at my current job.
Sure seems like a lot of pay on the surface. However, that area of the intercoastal has a ton of barge traffic and those train tracts get a fair amount of use too. Some of those barges are hauling some pretty nasty stuff as well. I'd say whoever is operating that bridge best be paying attention.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:15 PM   #18
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PM sent.My Nephew is fresh out of the Army and is looking for a job in the area.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:15 PM   #19
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Sure seems like a lot of pay on the surface. However, that area of the intercoastal has a ton of barge traffic and those train tracts get a fair amount of use too. Some of those barges are hauling some pretty nasty stuff as well. I'd say whoever is operating that bridge best be paying attention.


Iím not saying they donít deserve every penny they make, but honestly itís not bad at all. The bridge stays open for marine traffic and only goes down for trains then right back up. The train traffic onto and off the island is probably less than 10 a day combined. The operator monitors marine and railroad radios and you utilize the marine traffic website (forget the name) and can see what boats are coming your way. They also log each boat and the time as they go through for records. The only downside is you canít fish off the edge.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:17 PM   #20
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Sent you a PM earlier today
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