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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Exhibit Designer for the Kansas State Historical Society... freelance stuff on the side.
  2. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,913

    El Caballo

    I am a warehousee supervisor, I run a 86K sqft. warehouse with a seven man crew. I say seven man because the one woman we have could pass as one. Yeeesh. I have eleven laydown yards and I handle every piece of equipment and materials (except for rebar which is DTO) that this project has. Thus far we are 100% injury free on this project, and are the only team to do so.

    I used to be an expediter, but I told my mom I was the piano player in a whorehouse. ;)
  3. Jack "goose' Marinelli
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 175

    Jack "goose' Marinelli

    Manage aircraft modification center, build special mission aircraft for the military and commercial world. Kustom aircraft during the day / kustom cars at night, hell just can't leave anything alone!
  4. Joe Riot
    Joined: Nov 29, 2002
    Posts: 330

    Joe Riot
    from N Y of C

    Advertising & Production Manager for The Deal, a financial weekly magazine and daily newpaper

    Basically making sure ads are client supplied and printed correctly
  5. dt50chev
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 596


    Lead technician at a local Pontiac GMC Buick dealership.
  6. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    Applications Specialist for Praxair Surface Technologies. We coat and finish hardware for the aerospace industry. I write technical instructions and scrub all the customer specifications to ensure the propper processes, as well as figure out processing parameters for new parts.
  7. butch
    Joined: Jun 3, 2001
    Posts: 72

    from Michigan

    I work for the city water dept. Making water taps repairing broken water mains and services 17years.
  8. mikeyboy
    Joined: Aug 26, 2001
    Posts: 223


    tech support, automotive performance company...."yes sir, put tab a into slot b & everything will be fine."
    "Because thats the way it was engineered"
    amazing how some people tend to overthink the simplest things, kinda hard to reel them back to reality...but thats my job...........and a LOT of time on the web :D
  9. I'm a Senior Documents Sytems Operator... I don't know what it means either, but I can tell you what I do for the Pinellas County School Board (22nd largest school district in the country).

    I maintain a crappy webpage and design small databases to produce reports on CEUs for teachers and support staff (18K of them). I also design brochures, flyers and other pieces to advertise trainings our department coordinates. I also maintain all of our departments computers and 2 - 20 Mac laptop mobile training labs, called "Apple Carts"

    I used to work in print shops, designing stuff, scanning photos, outputting film and proofs. Before that, I was in package design for a craft company.

    Self taught.

    Taking one class a semester to finish the degree I started after HS in 1983, should actually know what I'm doing this time next year. Then I'll take industrial design courses until I can draw a toaster.
  10. Artiki
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,001

    from Brum...

    Librarian in a high school. Think of Giles from Buffy with tattoos and piercings....and a '31 coupe.
  11. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 3,872


    Hand-etch pictures on granite and glass with a diamond rotary engraving tool.
  12. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

    Jalopy Jim

    last 7 years : Self employed furniture maker - design for furniture stores.;)

    Previous 20 years : Self employed home builder - wore out back - legs lifting.:(

    Previous 10 years : bought steel for Nuclier power plant construction - large buildings. Did not fit in the corporate world , could not stand the BS :mad: left and became self employed. Have not had any money since but life has been good.:cool:
  13. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,838


    Still currently a full time student at the University of Delaware. While I'm at UD, I run teh Society of Automotive Engineers, which fills my day with welding fabricating and plenty of machine work. Along with that, arranging meetings and events, and handling lots of administrative tasks to exsure the club is on target and not too far over budget.

    In the summers I'm a paid law Clerk at a law firm in Central NJ.
  14. ratrodford
    Joined: Oct 28, 2004
    Posts: 267

    Member other words im a tattoo artist ive owned my own shop for five years hot rod tattoos ive been in th eindustry now for
  15. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,323

    from Kentucky

    Quality Engineer for a Tier 1 GM supplier

    ......we make the plastic gas tanks that go into the Suturn VUE, Saturn ION, Chevy Equinox, Pontiac G6, Chevy Malibu Maxx, Chevy Cobalt, and the H2
  16. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 781


    Medical Tech. on my way to becoming a nurse. Tough guy material at it's best...I know.. I know. :D
  17. College Librarian.
  18. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,347

    Gregg Pellicer

    General Motors technician for 33 yr,s at chevy dealer now .I mostly do heavy line work engines ,trans, rear axle etc. GREGG
  19. bcarlson
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 935


    Well, I've been the lead Web Developer (e-commerce computer programmer guy) for Dennis Kirk Inc. for the last going on five years... it's pretty cool, great fun, I like going to work every day, live about four miles from work, in the country (about an hour north of Minneapolis/St. Paul), and make enough to have a small amount of fun tinkering in the garage.

    Previous lives, Machinist, travelling Technician/repair/install guy for Carl Zeiss IMT.


    <edit>Well, after my surgery now, I'm a professional Dog and Cat petter along with couch sitter, and bed sleeper. :)</edit>
  20. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,661

    Larry T

    Self employed mechanic for about the last 30 years. Most of my work is hotrods and Harleys now. I guess that's the reason my projects don't get worked on near as much as they should. After working on this stuff all day, it's kinda hard to pick up the wrenches and start again at night. When your hobbies turn into your business, they aren't near as much fun as they used to be.
    Larry T
  21. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,260


    Title: Performance Team Excutive - Federal Mogul Corporation - 20 years

    I sell and do Technical services with NHRA, Nextel Cup engine builders, and sell to Summit, Jegs, Herbert,etc. our brands of Carter, Champion, FelPro, Moog, Sealed Power and Speed Pro.
  22. Retired....after 40 years in free lance engineering drawings, design, and fabrication. Built race cars and street rods for 10 the 80's.

    Went OTR driving for a year.....krooser is SUCKED !! :(

    Now I drive semi hauling USPS mail. About one 330 mile/8 hour trip a week on the average.
  23. sideshow01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2004
    Posts: 96

    from Dirty Jerz

    Creative Director at Scholastic Inc. I handle all the advertising and promo materials for childrens books.

    Cool topic! I was always curious about this. Makes me just a tiny bit less Jealous about not owning my on custom shop.
  24. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    1971-1991 US Navy,

    1991-1992 Factory service rep, southeast USA, FMC automotive.

    1992-2005 TRW Automotive Test Engineer on Prototype braking, ABS & suspension systems,

    Present- on disability (50% VA, 40% TRW) and looking for a job not requiring the ability to walk or lift (disinergrating spinal column & nerve damage) I use a walker or scooter for mobility.

  25. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    Communications Specialist for the 5th largest Specialty Chemical company in the world. I am responsible for telecom and WAN communications for the Canadian Region, as well as computer tech support. There is about a dozen sites, and a call center.

    I also have a small production company where I make little low budget movies that amuse me.

    And I build musclecars on the side - mostly race stuff, roll bars, engine swaps, etc.
  26. blueskies
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 544

    from Idaho


    My wife, also an Architect, and I have had our own small practice for the last seven years doing high end residential work.

    Tinkering on cars is a microcosm of form and function for me, and hands on stress relief from sitting at my desk staring at this box all day long.

  27. 28pontiac
    Joined: Nov 14, 2003
    Posts: 192


    I worked 5 years as a manual and CNC machininst in a few small shops. After I graduated college I worked a couple of years as a Production Engineer for a Japanese transplant company in Seymour, Indiana that made disc brakes and master cylinders for Toyota. Now I am Manufacturing Engineer for Delphi Automotive Systems. I currently make hydraulic brake hose fittings for many GM cars and trucks. Soon I may be collecting an unemployment check if Delphi goes bankrupt..... When I grow up I want to be a gigolo.
  28. Title Insurance Examiner and full time Dad.
  29. junkman104
    Joined: Mar 10, 2005
    Posts: 163


    Hi my name is ..... and I am a junkie..............

    20 Years in Auto dismantle and recycling and 10 years before that in auto body.
  30. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Journeyman Electrician at Texas Instruments working on 110 volts-138 K.V systems, part time RB Electric owner, full time dad, hot rod builder, The Dirty's President.
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