$70,000 for a new steam engine is worth the risk
A steam engine rental is the ultimate job-hunter perk, and for many it’s also a way to keep themselves employed while exploring the world of high tech.
In some ways, it’s the perfect gig for an engineer: The work isn’t hard, but the perks are.
It can’t be cheap.
The job entails spending months researching, learning and building, and the payoff is huge: $70 a month for up to 10 years of steady employment, according to Rent-A-Car.
But some people might be wary of taking on a new job while still in school or training.
That’s where the Steelseries Engine Hoist Rental comes in.
The service is run by a small company called Steelseways Engineering and employs a small team of engineers who are trained to install and maintain the hoist, which costs about $50,000.
For this particular job, the company’s hiring manager is the company owner.
The Hoist rental costs $5,000 per month for 10 years, and it’s a long way from being the kind of job where you’ll be making $60,000 or more per year.
Steelsinks Engineering’s chief executive, Matt Steels, says the company is looking for people with a wide variety of skills, including a wide range of experience in high-tech.
“We’re looking for someone who’s willing to learn new skills, to develop new ones, to make things better,” Steels says.
The company, he adds, has more than 150 employees, which helps it keep costs down.
Steinsays engineering team includes a few former students and engineers.
They’re all here for the right reasons: to find jobs, to build new things and to help make a better world.
Steals the spotlight The Hoisting Hoist and Steelsowers Engineering are both based in Portland, Oregon, where the company has a huge fleet of high-end steam engines.
The idea is to give people a new way to earn money.
The team is looking to hire people from Portland, Washington, and Washington state, Steelsays engineering manager, Kevin Kelleher, tells Business Insider.
For $5 an hour, Stealsaws engineers can install and install their own hoist on a commercial building.
If it’s successful, they’ll then rent it out to a business.
“They are not going to be a real estate agent,” Kellehers says.
“It’s going to work like any other kind of hoist.
They are going to do their job, and they will have the best time doing it.”
Kelleers is a former high school and college athlete who now works as an engineering student and a marketing manager.
He’s currently finishing his degree, so he doesn’t have a ton of time for work.
He has to work a lot to support himself and his wife.
He also has a couple of kids, ages 3 and 6, who are in high school.
“I’m just happy to be here and to be in a position where I can help the community,” he says.
It’s a good thing for the people who want to learn to work on the hoists themselves, says Kellehes.
But he says he wants to see more people join the ranks of engineers.
“If we can have more engineers that are willing to work for less, it helps everyone,” he said.
Steastseries engineering team isn’t the only company that’s looking to recruit engineers.
In 2017, Steakseries created an application to recruit for their Hoisting hoist rentals.
The application asks applicants to upload a resume with a description of their interests, skills and qualifications.
It also asks them to upload an email address to send them resume reviews.
Kellees says he’s seen positive response from the engineering community, and that they have been willing to accept applicants from across the country.
“A lot of people are saying they like the idea of being a Hoist, and people are looking for the best jobs,” he adds.
But they might not get one if they can’t afford to buy the hoisting hoists.
Steaksures Engineering, meanwhile, says that they’re currently recruiting engineers who want the most affordable and high-quality options.
They’ve also started accepting applications for positions with the company, including one that will allow customers to use their own steam engine as the hois to rent their own.
Steakeseries is also looking to expand into the space of solar-powered hoists and is offering free hoist inspections to any solar-power company.
“For the next couple of years, we will continue to provide a very affordable service, but we’re definitely looking to be more flexible and to work with different companies that might be looking to do this,” Stealseries engineering manager Kevin Kain says.
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