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Job hunting? This week's Top 10 intriguing offers.

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5. Grind engineer
Employer: RBC Bearings
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Must possess hands on experience with surface grind operations and strong background in grind theory. (For more information click here.)
Location: Houston (pop. 1,953,631, median family income $40,443) residents dine out more than any other major city’s – an average of 4.2 meals out per week, according to Zagat Survey.

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6. Hurricane modeler
Employer: Science Applications International Corp.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Seeks applicant with experience in numerically modeling tropical cyclone forecasts. (For more information click here.)
Location: Camp Springs, Md., (pop. 17,968, median family income $76,495) is adjacent to Andrews Air Force Base, which was first used by the military when Union troops occupied a small country church there. The chapel is still used today, for worship.

7. Special-effects artist
Employer: Edge of Reality
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Animate games with expert-level skills in 3-D graphics, particularly with cloth, hair, fur, flashes, explosions, rain, moving water, fire, and smoke simulations. (For more information click here.)
Location: Austin, Texas (pop. 656,562, median family income $54,091) is at the bend of the Colorado river. The color of the silt in the water led explorers to give the river this Spanish name for “red.”

8. Cookie mixer
Employer: Main Street Gourmet
Wages/salary: $10 to $11 an hour
Details: Responsible for all aspects of making cookie pucks; combine raw ingredients to make dough; use depositor to form dough into select sizes. (For more information click here.)
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, (pop. 49,374, median family income $52,372) and Northampton township became in 1986 the first two communities in the state to merge by voter approval.

9. Industrial embroider operator
Employer: Not listed
Wages/salary: $10 to $11 an hour
Details: Seeking applicant experienced with industrial embroidering; machines run up to 10 needles. (For more information click here.)
Location: Orem, Utah (pop. 84,324, median family income $51,214) calls itself "Family City USA."

10. Game presentation intern
Employer: Minnesota Timberwolves
Wages/salary: College credit
Details: Assist game-day setup of banners, cannon streamers, on-court props, giveaways, out-of-town scores, on-court promotions, the national anthem, on-court contests, crunch halftimes, t-shirt gun, and other in-arena game-night activities. (For more information click here.)
Location: Minneapolis (pop. 382,618, median family income $48,602) is the largest city in the state that boasts of having more golfers per capita than any other. [Editor's note: Thank you to Derek for pointing out that Saint Paul is the capital city of this great state, not Minneapolis, as was stated in any earlier version.]

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