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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    Congratulations, Wayne.
    I agree with Dennis in that, after observing your posts here, I am not surprised that you did well.
    Hopefully it will be a happy "marriage" for both you and the plant.
    I really appreciate all the flowers, but I'm not in yet, last week I took a "work test that was tough" all I'll say is it involved moving sand bags, At 53 I'm no spring chicken anymore and I know I made a few mistakes on it, as I was soooooo nervous and under much pressure to get through this one, so for now I'm just waiting on the phone call.

    Quote Originally Posted by zog View Post
    I have done a ton of substation work in those mills from Gary to Burns Harbor, they have good HV crews you would fit in.
    yep its the old Bethlehem plant, Burns Harbor, now Arcelor Mittal

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierSparky View Post
    If you are going to work for the plant that is at the top of Cline Ave, good luck! I did my electrical apprenticeship there '75-'77. The training they provided has served me well ever since. Cutler-Hammer had a very good DC Crane Control Handbook that went through control wiring and power wiring for cranes. I worked primarily at #3 Open Hearth. I think it's been closed down now. Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF), Continuous Caster are good places to work. Best advice is keep your head on a swivel. You won't be able to hear anything coming at you most of the time, you have to time it and sense it. Good luck!
    If your talking about the one in East Chicago, which was the old LTV plant its also owned by Mittal?

    And yes I know that these plants are very dangerous to work in, and will require me to always be on top of my toes and on the lookout, I have worked in a few other dangerous industries over the years, from an Iron foundry, Aluminum extrusion/ with remelt and casting, to a very large steel fab shop that built many of the bridge spans across the country and much of the Iron in many tall buildings and airport runways, all can be very dangerous places to work as I have seen many of my co-workers fall victim to very unsafe work environments in years that OSHA only begun to address these problem, back in 1976/77 LOTO was un heard of, and many safety requirements were simply not being enforced, and I too had a wakeup call at a plant that made unwoven fiber products, when we only had a tag out in place, I had a production worker tare out my tag and turn on a fiber blending machine that I was unjamming because he couldn't read what the tag said, it was luckily that it just hit my right arm at an angle that only opened it up without doing much damage, it could have been worse, after that we demanded total LOTO and installed many other safety measures and no longer took safety lightly, afterwords I realized how close I came to loosing that arm and or more, this fiber blender could have pulled my whole body in, if I had had my long flannel shirt sleeves rolled down I would most likely not be here.

    I wan't to thank Mike Holt and all the members on here for all the years of of having such a place where we can get together to learn so much as I know I have, I have learned it is so much rewarding to be able to help others as they have helped me over the years, and I hope this will keep on going forever, and even though I might be switching trades alittle, the new things I will have to learn will bring a whole new round of questions to the site so we all can learn together.

    Thanks Guys
    Last edited by hurk27; 09-20-11 at 11:58 PM.
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    study material?

    I too am applying to a large steel mill in my area and have to take the Ramsey test. Where did you find your study material or is there a practice test out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCHJR View Post
    I too am applying to a large steel mill in my area and have to take the Ramsey test. Where did you find your study material or is there a practice test out there
    Look at post 7 for the study books I used and where to get them, but beware that each company will have the Ramsey test set up like they want it, its a designer test that the company giving the test has a say so in what questions and areas of maintenance is included or not.

    Also see my responce in post 11 and good luck, as of yet I'm being told the job positions was filled in house, still not sure about what is going on, but doesn't look good.
    Last edited by hurk27; 10-06-11 at 12:43 AM.
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    Regarding the books ... The middle one, the ISBN ending with 9, didn't work for me.

    Steel mills seem to be the one part of the econimy that's working. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renosteinke View Post
    Regarding the books ... The middle one, the ISBN ending with 9, didn't work for me.

    Steel mills seem to be the one part of the econimy that's working. Go figure.
    It didn't pull up at Course Smart.com but is did at the others:

    http://www.directtextbook.com/prices/9780826934239

    From what I'm told China is buying up everything we can make (steel that is)
    Last edited by hurk27; 10-11-11 at 08:58 PM.
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