Job hunting? This week's unusual openings.


Every week, Monitor staffers comb the job listings. Here are nine intriguing ones we found this week:

1. Mobile shred operator/driver
Employer: Iron Mountain
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for driving a Mobile Shred Vehicle for an industry leader in information storage destruction and transporting material from customer and Iron Mountain locations. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Charlotte, N.C. (pop. 586,100; median family income $66,977) is located at the heart of NASCAR auto-racing country. selected it as the "Best Place to Live in America" in 2008.

2. Assistant designer of women’s fashions
Employer: Ann Taylor
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Assists designer with execution of seasonal collections, fabrications, and colors that maintain the Ann Taylor brand identity. The company operates more than 800 stores in the US and Puerto Rico. (Click here for more information.)
Location: New York (pop. 8,274,527; median family income $45,788) is one of the world’s fashion capitals, with designers and their workshops concentrated in the Garment District, which stretches from 34th Street to 42nd Street and Times Square.

3. Sprinkler system layout engineering technician
Employer: MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc.
Wages/salary: $39,000 (avg. salary of such jobs)
Details: As assistant to senior fire-protection engineer, employee collects field data pertaining to sprinkler systems at US military facilities. Possibly on the road more than 50 percent of the time. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Portland, Maine (pop. 64,249; median family income $45,832) boasts New England’s second-largest fishing port and ranked sixth among Relocate America’s Top 10 Places to Live in 2007.

4. Stadium vendor
Employer: FC Dallas (Major League Soccer)
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Sell items to spectators at 20,000-seat Pizza Hut Park stadium, which is centerpiece of the first large-scale US soccer facility of its kind. Must be able to walk up and down stairs an entire shift. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Frisco, Texas (pop. 101,393; median family income $108,097), a northern suburb of Dallas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

5. Quality systems director for red meat and poultry
Employer: McDonald’s
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Oversees evaluation and assessment of suppliers to ensure compliance with food safety and product quality expectations. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Oak Brook, Ill. (pop. 8,702; median family income $170,914) – officially a “village” – is headquarters to a number of national and international corporations.

6. Graphics specialist
Employer: General Physics Corp.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Use graphics software to produce training materials for workers engaged in disposing of chemical weapons. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Pueblo, Colo. (pop. 103,495; median family income $33,650) is known as Steel City and the Home of Heroes for producing four Medal of Honor recipients. It averages 14 inches of rain a year.

7. Grants writer and resource developer
Employer: The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Assist tribal administrator in assessing immediate and long-term needs of tribal members and departments. Work entails writing grants and funding proposals. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Lawton, Okla. (pop. 84,093; median family income $38,343) is the headquarters of the Commanche Nation and adjacent to Fort Sill, site of Geronimo’s grave.

8. Archaeological Technician
Employer: Sonoma State University (Calif.)
Wages/salary: $12.24 to $18.36 an hour
Details: Participates in field work and/or lab analyses and writes portions of technical reports. Helps to prepare laboratory specimens, materials, and equipment. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Rohnert Park, Calif. (pop. 42,236; median family income $61,420) was one of America's first planned communities (named after a local seed-farm family) and was designed with a park and elementary school at the heart of each neighborhood.

9. Museum technician
Employer: Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park of the National Park Service
Wages/salary: $30,772
Details: Performs a variety of clerical operations in support of curatorial staff, handling routine research for catalog records, exhibits, and other purposes as assigned. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Woodstock, Vt. (pop. 3,232; median family income $57,330), sometimes called the “quintessential New England town,” is popular with tourists drawn to its quaint village green, classic inn, stately homes, and covered bridge.

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