Tuesday, November 15, 2011


An oil pipeline burst in Marshall, Michigan causing more than a million gallons of oil to spill into the Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. Marshall is located in southern Michigan, east of Battle Creek and west of Albion. The spill occurred in July and has traveled down-river reaching the village of Augusta, which is roughly halfway between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, a distance of possibly 25 or 30 miles. Enbridge, Inc. (U.S. operations—headquartered in Houston, Texas) is the responsible oil pipeline company. Enbridge's goal is to keep the oil from reaching the dam at Morrow Lake, which is a few miles west of Augusta. Enbridge has committed a lot of resources and many people to clean up the oil spill. As with the gulf oil spill, many animals and birds have come in contact with the oil threatening their existence. Although winter will soon arrive bringing with it cold temperatures and snow, Enbridge will continue working throughout the winter with limited operations, but will return in the Spring to finish the clean up.

At this time, Enbridge is hiring people classified as “Labor Technicians,” to help in the cleanup process. My understanding (based on information provided by my contacts who work for the county of Calhoun) is that the pay for those involved in the cleanup is good, and they are treated very well.

I thought of you when I acquired this information. If your job is ending or you are not working, or if you would like to enter into a new career that has a lot of opportunities, this may be a break for you and could be an exciting opportunity.

If you acquire the required training and are hired, many doors could be open to you in the future. I am told that when Enbridge is done cleaning up this oil spill in Marshall, Michigan, they will move to other troubled sites and qualified employees may go with them.

With the proper training, those who are certified will be in the market for and desired by other oil companies, oil pipeline companies and the like. This could be a great opportunity for someone wanting to be needed for their training/knowledge/experience.

If you are interested in such work, the minimum requirements to work in Michigan are the following:

1. Must be a Michigan Resident
2. Successful completion of a drug screen and physical
3. Proof of identity and employment authorization to work in the United States through the E-Verify system
4. Successful completion of background check
5. Valid identification cards, social security card
6. Completion of 40 hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) training program

I have been informed that Michigan Works is offering HAZWOPER training.

If you could get into this training ASAP and complete it, you could pick up an application at:

CDS Environmental Services, LLC – Marshall Field Office
1605 Brooks Street
Marshall, Michigan
Phone: (269) 339-8424

If you meet the requirements that I mentioned above, you may be hired on the spot and begin working immediately.

I may submit this to my blog, but to you first.

If this works for you, I hope I have helped you.


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