What's your Daytime Job.

Old 07-18-2009, 07:34 AM
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Of course we all love racing or hot rods of some type, but what is your day job?
I've been in the equipment rental business for 15 years. Started as a road mechanic and worked up to Store Manager. The rental bus. pretty much sucks right now so I changed jobs in January and now work for a crane co. Southway Crane & Rigging. We rent anything from a small 15 ton to an 800ton crane. The 800ton is one of largest truck mounted cranes in the country and only a couple of them in the US.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:50 AM
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i dont really have a day job. i have a 24hr job. my son and i own a custom shop at the house. we build ol skool hotrods andcustom build harleys. choppers to bobbers.we dont work on anything import, car or bike.1974 is cut off year for our shop. nothing after 74.( FOR THE CARS) we have the knowledge but not the desire to build anything newer.and we work all hours day or nite.we have no regular hrs. its hotrods and harleys at my house 24 hrs a day.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:15 AM
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I started my own welding businsess about 5 years ago, at first i did alot of welding of stainless and aluminum when custom motorcycles were the big craze, backhalved cars, and so on. I quickly realized it was easier to make money in the construction field and started doing mostly commercial jobs, dont get me wrong, they are both really hard work.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:50 AM
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Machine shop supervisor and cnc programmer. Been with the same company for 21 1/2 years now. We sell anything to test, measure or sample oil. 85 year old company third generation owned. I started as a manual machinist and took over the shop 5 years ago. Oh the company is W. L. Walker

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:22 AM
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I set up tube benders. Not like at the local muffler shop. Big CNC benders that make multiple bends in each tube
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:20 AM
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:09 PM
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I am a Project Leader for Caterpillar Inc. My division is based out of Peoria, Illinois but I work in Champlin, Minnesota. My responsibilities of being a Project Leader are to wrench and write the Disassembly and Assembly Manuals for all of the Cat Paving Products, Cat work tools, Defense and Federal Products, and also manage our Mechanical Lab. Basically we take a new machine and tear it down and write the remove, disassemble, assemble, and install of all the serviceable components for all the Cat dealers and customers worldwide. I like my job because I am not sitting at my desk 8 hours a day or turning wrenches 8 hours a day. Truth be told.....I am spoiled with my hours which are 6:30 am - 3 pm, and I am home by 3:30 pm.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:18 PM
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I am a power plant operator. Work 12 hour rotating shift. Before that I was in the Navy for 14 years.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tcarda
I am a Project Leader for Caterpillar Inc. My division is based out of Peoria, Illinois but I work in Champlin, Minnesota. My responsibilities of being a Project Leader are to wrench and write the Disassembly and Assembly Manuals for all of the Cat Paving Products, Cat work tools, Defense and Federal Products, and also manage our Mechanical Lab. Basically we take a new machine and tear it down and write the remove, disassemble, assemble, and install of all the serviceable components for all the Cat dealers and customers worldwide. I like my job because I am not sitting at my desk 8 hours a day or turning wrenches 8 hours a day. Truth be told.....I am spoiled with my hours which are 6:30 am - 3 pm, and I am home by 3:30 pm.

Hey...CAT is our number one customer. We do a lot of the tubes for thme...all the way up to 7"
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:31 PM
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i just did some stainless tubing work for cat here in Texas on a diesel test engine
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