I believe Sea Ray is in florida and posts on Monster quite a bit for openings.
Too be honest I always thought searching out jobs on my own was the way to go but now i swear by headhunters. Its not always just what ya know but who you know. Just a thought to give them a try in the areas you're interested in as well. many of the best jobs never even get posted. its how majority of CEOs get their jobs so theres gotta be something to it!!!
Not sure what branch of ME you are looking to pursue but the company I work for has offices in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Miami, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. We are consulting engineers to the building industry and our ME's focus primarily on commercial and industrial HVAC. If interested, let me know and I can hand deliver your resume to our HR director. Also let me know what office you may want to work in.
Last edited by BigMike; 08-08-2007 at 01:53 PM.
Thanks but AIC is the ME looking for a job. I'm Chem E and pretty happy where I'm at.
Wow, you responded within the time that it took me to realize my error and correct it!
If interested in the field of consulting engineering in the Tampa area, I can also help you understand which companies you do NOT want to work for.
Fla is really sucky right now,taxes,ins,will kill you not to mention that in the summer here is like living up north in the winter,kinda have to hibernate cuz its too damn hot.i would advise to pick somewhere in the middle...
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I am ME and took a job at Mother Ford right outta school, took a pay cut to come work for Raytheon (Mil Electronics) in St. Pete (Tampa area). I love it here and I have not missed Dearborn for even 1/2 second. Most of the mechanical engineering work in Florida is electronics packaging or HVAC. It is true the pay is less compared to NE, and our property taxes sux, but we have no state income tax and that helps, a little. My personal focus was to have a job I could tolerate and live where I wanted to live, hence my move to Florida. I am curious, have you done any internships while at school? That helps figure out what style of work you want to do, ME is pretty broad and you can go lots of directions (which is good thing).
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