MacInsiders Logo

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready... Set... Colour Your Passion Marooon jhan523 MacInsiders Announcements 1 08-18-2010 02:17 PM

Passion for Automobiles

Old 07-13-2017 at 02:06 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 6

Thanked: 0 Times
Liked: 0 Times

Passion for Automobiles
I too had a passion for automobiles. But I wanted to work in the factory and not in some managerial post. So after the graduation in Automotive and Vehicle Technology, I did search for few opportunities and realized that an additional welding certificate might add some credit to my profile. So, I went and joined WeldTech Training Institute for tool and die course. The program was really good and I recently got recertified. The scope of having an additional certificate in welding is high when the field is opening with new opportunities. I came across this career option last week, and I got preparing myself to apply for it. The opportunity is in West Vancouver for a Permanent Full-Time Transit Mechanic “A” Position.
The closing date for the application submission was July 12th, 2017 Noon. The vacancy is filled with good offers too.
I hope, I get the offer.
Old 07-18-2017 at 02:25 PM   #2
old guy
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 183

Thanked: 14 Times
Liked: 5 Times

I'll bite.

Electrical, automation or mechanical technology are also good ins for factories. Except in that case you're not building cars, you're maintaining the machines that build the cars.

And contrary to the average expectations, you'll make a crap-ton of money in industry. It's far better than consulting engineering and I kick myself for going into that instead of taking the Dofasco job that was offered me.

The industrial career path is as follows:

1) work at a consultant for 2 years for shit money, just til you've learned the basics and get to meet a vendor.
2) quit your consulting job, go work at a vendor. They give you super-specialized training in the equipment they build to solve difficult problems in automation. The one-week training courses they offer to outsiders are nothing compared to the stuff you learn as an insider.
3) after 5 years, quit the vendor and go work for a factory, implementing the solutions you learned at your vendor.
4) if for any reason you get tired of working at that factory, go to another vendor and repeat the invaluable training experience with another product line.
5) Eventually you can go back to consulting, except this time as an automation specialist who can literally write 6 random numbers on a piece of paper, hand that paper to his boss, and tell him you're getting paid that many dollars this year if the office wants to stay in business, bitch.

Alternately, you can just stay at the factory's engineering office, and learn the super-expensive program they use to design axles or whatever. I knew a guy who had his own Sun Sparcstation AND another minivax at his desk, one to run GM's $100,000 program and the other for Ford's $100,000 program. That guy was set for life.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

McMaster University News and Information, Student-run Community, with topics ranging from Student Life, Advice, News, Events, and General Help.
Notice: The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the student(s) who authored the content. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by McMaster University or the MSU (McMaster Students Union). Being a student-run community, all articles and discussion posts on MacInsiders are unofficial and it is therefore always recommended that you visit the official McMaster website for the most accurate up-to-date information.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved. No content can be re-used or re-published without permission. MacInsiders is a service of Fullerton Media Inc. | Created by Chad
Originally Powered by vBulletin®, Copyright © 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin. All rights reserved. | Privacy | Terms