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Offline Hoopty

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« on: 05-23-2008 -- 00:20:56 »
Discussion split and moved from topic http://www.pmelforum.com/index.php?topic=1045.0
« Last Edit: 05-23-2008 -- 01:29:18 by Hoopty »
There are only 10 types of people in this world.  Those who understand binary, and those who don't.   :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: 05-17-2008 -- 00:12:42 »
We have several Openings for 1st shift Metrologists available to start ASAP.

Location:   Melrose Park, IL

Duration:   Temp to Perm

Work Hours:  1st shift (8am - 5:00pm)

Pay:   $15. 50/hour

Job Description: Duties include calibrating, troubleshooting and standardizing instrumentation.   Good mechanical ability a plus.   

If you are interested, please respond with your MS WORD resume and the BEST PHONE # to reach you and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you.  Have a great day!


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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #2 on: 05-18-2008 -- 19:01:05 »
We have several Openings for 1st shift Metrologists available to start ASAP.

Location:   Melrose Park, IL

Duration:   Temp to Perm

Work Hours:  1st shift (8am - 5:00pm)

Pay:   $15. 50/hour

Job Description: Duties include calibrating, troubleshooting and standardizing instrumentation.   Good mechanical ability a plus.   

If you are interested, please respond with your MS WORD resume and the BEST PHONE # to reach you and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you.  Have a great day!


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You are looking in the wrong place. I don't know anyone here that would work for that little amount of money. If you want someone really qualified then you will have to bump that pay up to almost double.
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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #3 on: 05-19-2008 -- 10:52:23 »
Thanks Coup...we pay our schedular more than that

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #4 on: 05-19-2008 -- 12:10:03 »
And I would be willing to bet that a dollar goes a LOT further in Omaha than it does in Chicago.

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #5 on: 05-19-2008 -- 12:47:13 »
Any fringe benefits included?  New cardboard box to live in every six months?  I'd do better in McDonalds down here....That salary is an insult to the profession...

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #6 on: 05-19-2008 -- 16:46:32 »
These type of insulting job posts shouldn't be allowed here.....

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #7 on: 05-19-2008 -- 19:23:06 »
 Obviously, they know nothing of metrology, or they really are cheap. They are probably not looking for a metrology type, it just sounds cool to them.
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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #8 on: 05-20-2008 -- 13:38:38 »
That's clearly a bit low, but consider an entry level guy with just four years of military cal experience.  What would be a fair wage for someone like that at a third party civilian type lab?  My guess (in a low - mid cost of living area) is between $15-20/hour.  But that's just a guess.  We don't hire entry level so I don't have any recent experience with what they earn.

When I got out of the military, my first job was approx.  $19/hour (adjusted for inflation - in a lower cost of living city), but I had nine years in so I wasn't exactly entry level.   I would say a four year guy would have been more like $16/ hour then.  Has the market changed that much since then (14 years ago).


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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #9 on: 05-20-2008 -- 15:05:47 »
$15 p/h is inulting with those of us with USAF/DOD PMEL experience.  I think they should be hanging out at ITT or Devry if they want techs to work for those wages.  I think 20 p/h is the absolute minimum anyone should accept for a calibration job.

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« Reply #10 on: 05-20-2008 -- 19:41:50 »
Assuming by the "Good Mechanical Background" statement this person will be working mostly on Mechanical Equipment $15.50 /Hr is a good starting wage for a Mechanical Tech with no Electronic Experience.  I started in the Chicago area as a Senior Tech With Electrical/Electronic/RF experience for $15 an hour in 1998.  Mechanical Techs were making about $10/hour.  Junior Techs out of the military with no civilian experience, in my opinion, dont deserve the "Big" money.  Need to put your time in to learn what real life is like in the Civilian Calibration world.

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #11 on: 05-20-2008 -- 20:21:15 »
Junior Techs out of the military with no civilian experience, in my opinion, dont deserve the "Big" money.   Need to put your time in to learn what real life is like in the Civilian Calibration world.
You must be retarded.  Four years in the military is putting time in, besides times are changing old man, the equipment you used cal is getting replaced everyday and soon you'll be just as useless as fifteen bucks an hour.  I'm not sure what you are calling "Big" money, but as a pmel tech I've never made big money; just enough to get by, and I've had some great paying jobs.  In my opinion everyone in this field could use a fat raise, and fifteen dollars per hour is a shameful offer.

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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #12 on: 05-21-2008 -- 03:28:43 »
Let's keep it civilized here Ryan.  No need to make it personal and resort to name calling...
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Re: Calibration jobs in Northwest IL
« Reply #13 on: 05-21-2008 -- 11:44:27 »
Sigh. . . it might be a sign of the times. 

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« Reply #14 on: 05-21-2008 -- 18:38:57 »
Old Man:)  I love it 34 and Im an old man.  Most military have zero clue what calibration is like as a civilian in a civilian company.  Civilain Companies dont include contractors working on a military base or using "Military" procedures.  Im not downgrading any Military worker at all.  The Civilian/Military worlds are totally different.  They are working towards different goals.  Civilian companies need to make money to survive and we have to do things in the most effective and efficient way possible with minimal funds.  You find me a civilian company that will buy every new test equipment toy that comes out let me know I want to work there.  I work for a "High Tech" company, 10 Billion in sales last year, that works on many state of the art aircraft platforms(ie F-22/F-35/JSF) and we still are using equipment that was used 20 years ago.  The phrase "they just dont build it like they use to" holds very true and with a bit of experience you will learn that.  And who has knowledge in all that old equipment..old farts.  You cant teach experience is has to be learned over time and then you get paid accordingly.  If you dont make enough money work on improving your situation...waht a concept.  Sign up for classes get a BSEE or in BS Physics or Stats.  With cal experience and a degree you can make good money with 6 to 10 years experience.

Unfortunately a respose like Ryans is a sign of the times.  Most "kids" today think they deserve the world without working for it. 

Any of you "old timers" have anything to add?

 

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