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Inexperienced and Young Tech Egos

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Zewnten, May 11, 2022.

  1. JD955SC

    JD955SC Senior Member

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    Tool Crib- a place where you find nothing you need and everything you don’t but half of it is broke even though it got purchased last week
     
  2. BigWrench55

    BigWrench55 Senior Member

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    At our shop no one keeps track of the specialty tooling. It's invariably on a field truck and takes multiple phone calls to find it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. JD955SC

    JD955SC Senior Member

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    Hell I swear we must work at the same shop

    we need a tool room attendant so bad it’s not even funny. All our stuff is old, crappy, and missing pieces you need and it takes hours to find and piece together something that might work to get the job done.
     
  4. John C.

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    Happens at all the dealers or company work centers. People just want to get the job done and move on to the next one. Some aren't too bright and things get damaged, lost or stolen. Tool room people are pure expense with no revenue stream to support them so companies did away with them years ago. All you can do is make noise when you observe something wrong.
     
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  5. JD955SC

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    my pitch is that a tool room attendant would not only be able to take care of the tool room but also help us run machines for aligning buckets or putting tracks on type work, running a machine for us on the wash rack so we could clean it quicker, safer, and more thourghly, and help clean up in the shop while also making sure the tool room stays like it needs to and not have to search for hours and hours for tooling.

    such a person while not being a revenue generator could definitely be an asset for saving money through saved time, less replacing lost/stolen tools, and not having to pull another mechanic off of their job.
     
  6. DMiller

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    Had Tool Room techs at the Power stations, kept a running log of who got what and when returned, repaired as could those tools that got broken or replaced as had to, calibrated Torque Wrenches and rebuilt the batteries for cordless tools. Stayed busy for the most part. Had to do this for the Contamina-crapped up tools used in 'Hot' work. Deconned as could and even managed to get some tooling free released as no detectable contaminates or radiologic concerns.

    Add a small note, when hear of CRUD in nukes, is a misnomer ACRONYM, CRUD stands for Crystal River Unidentified Deposits. Just happened to spell CRUD.
     
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  7. Old Doug

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    One big brand new Rail shop i worked at out fitted a tool room but at first they left it unlocked . Alot of stuff was gone with in the first 3 months. Then they locked it had to get a key to get in then they hired a guy to stay in it be ether went nuts or they let him go. Then they left it unlocked agin then then you had to get a foreman to let you in . Up till that point every one was given a grinder and what ever you needed to do your job. Then they made use give back every thing so every morning you had to stand in line to get what every you needed. I was given a job to shorten hundreds of Metal HYD lines. They bought a circle torch for me to silver soilder them with. I was told to hold on to it but i put it back in the tool room every day i used it. The job lasted doing it in my spare time over a year before it was over the torch was gone . I brought a handle and welding tip from home to use. I never said any thing about the missing torch thinking i would get the blame.
     
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  8. John C.

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    Nice pitch, how well has it worked?
     
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  9. Truck Shop

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    The main Freightliner dealer we use will loan me pretty much anything. But I'm
    the only one they will accommodate.
     
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  10. Zewnten

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    Well the interns have gone back to school so TGIF all around. No more following the one around fixing his repairs or how he's going to hurt himself. Don't think he learned a single thing the whole summer but hey it gives the guys that can do something a much better look compared to him.

    The former Chevy tech is now in a service truck, as far as I can tell all he fixes is blown hoses and replaced teeth and cutting edges. The other tech is looking to move over to an equipment dealer in a few months, hopefully winter will run him off. Unfortunately then we'll be really short handed but supposedly the jobs will all slow down and the field mechanics will be in the yard for the winter. Gotta start getting faster or more organized to keep up, but I'm not going to burn out either.
     
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