The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.
Exhibit Designer for the Kansas State Historical Society... freelance stuff on the side.
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.
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!
Advertising & Production Manager for The Deal, a financial weekly magazine and daily newpaper
Basically making sure ads are client supplied and printed correctly
Lead technician at a local Pontiac GMC Buick dealership.
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.
I work for the city water dept. Making water taps repairing broken water mains and services 17years.
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
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.
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.
Librarian in a high school. Think of Giles from Buffy with tattoos and piercings....and a '31 coupe.
Hand-etch pictures on granite and glass with a diamond rotary engraving tool.
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 left and became self employed. Have not had any money since but life has been good.
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.
Dermagraphics.............in other words im a tattoo artist ive owned my own shop for five years hot rod tattoos ive been in th eindustry now for eleven.....................www.hotrodtattoos.net
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
Medical Tech. on my way to becoming a nurse. Tough guy material at it's best...I know.. I know.
General Motors technician for 33 yr,s at chevy dealer now .I mostly do heavy line work engines ,trans, rear axle etc. GREGG
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>
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.
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.
Retired....after 40 years in free lance engineering drawings, design, and fabrication. Built race cars and street rods for 10 years....in the 80's.
Went OTR driving for a year.....krooser is right.....it SUCKED !!
Now I drive semi hauling USPS mail. About one 330 mile/8 hour trip a week on the average.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Title Insurance Examiner and full time Dad.
Hi my name is ..... and I am a junkie..............
20 Years in Auto dismantle and recycling and 10 years before that in auto body.
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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