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akamcfly
akamcfly HalfDork
4/11/13 3:50 p.m.
cutter67 wrote:
akamcfly wrote: ISO 18436-3 certified vibration analyst. I tell squiggly lines what to do.
see you guys have cool jobs. i never knew there was such a job as a certified vibration analyst....how does one become one

Most come through the ranks from millwrighting or instrumentation. I was a mechanical engineering technologist and greeeeeeeen when I started. But I was part of a really good department and my coworkers were very good and patient trainers. Now I'm the mentor for a younger crew and love that part of my job. The actual work can feel like you're making license plates all day long though. Training and troubleshooting make me happy though. The routine contract analysis is an acquired taste. You have to be the right kind of crazy to look at spectrum and wave form plots all day long. Every day. Forever......

Thanks for the pick-me-up!

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose Reader
4/11/13 4:02 p.m.


Stocking.
The hours suck, doesn't pay as well as the internet would lead you to believe, and we get to deal with the worst people on Earth (Canucks)... but it mostly allows me to do my Jiu Jitsu and play some Rugby. Mostly.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/11/13 4:17 p.m.

Sometimes I walk around and take funny-colored pics

 photo IR_6646.jpg

Jake
Jake HalfDork
4/11/13 4:21 p.m.

I'm a purchasing manager for a medium-size healthcare company. I look at spend data across a region, try to identify trends, then make recommendations (use this not that...) to save $$$ to the physicians and administrators at each of the surgery centers I support.

Wondering how many people just fell asleep...

akamcfly
akamcfly HalfDork
4/11/13 4:23 p.m.
slantvaliant wrote: Sometimes I walk around and take funny-colored pics  photo IR_6646.jpg

Just loose and arcing? Or is there more going on there?

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
4/11/13 4:32 p.m.

I sell

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
4/11/13 4:36 p.m.

In reply to akamcfly:

Not arcing as far as we could detect. Bad connection at the fuse holder. The lead was pretty charred already.

logdog
logdog HalfDork
4/11/13 4:37 p.m.
Curmudgeon wrote: I'm a service advisor at a Dodge dealership. I get paid to take ass chewings all day long. Can you tell what kinda day I'm having?

I am a project manager that oversees the creation of some of the technical training web courses and instructor led courses your technicians and service director chew my ass over.

Can you tell what kind of day Im having?

icaneat50eggs
icaneat50eggs Reader
4/11/13 4:44 p.m.

Civil engineer/ construction manager

Currently working for a specialty chemical manufacturing plant. We can make about 400 different chemicals, my favorites are race gas and very tightly specd test fuels.

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
4/11/13 4:46 p.m.

Professional parent! Also, live in chef, mechanic, electrical engineer, home theatre specialist, general assembly/labor, delivery service, housekeeping, and gigolo.

akamcfly
akamcfly HalfDork
4/11/13 5:09 p.m.
slantvaliant wrote: In reply to akamcfly: Not arcing as far as we could detect. Bad connection at the fuse holder. The lead was pretty charred already.

Just ASSumed arcing based on the temperature. Pretty toasty. I'm not a "what it is you do", but I've seen similar pics from a few places. Nobody who showed them to me mentioned arcing in their diagnoses either.

Those IR cameras make fast work of steam trap surveys too. Fun stuff.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
4/11/13 5:11 p.m.

Operations manager for a jet engine overhaul shop, mostly cold section parts. I have about 150 people reporting to me now. I also dabble in ops strategy, customer service and business development.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance UltraDork
4/11/13 5:12 p.m.
Jake wrote: I'm a purchasing manager for a medium-size healthcare company. I look at spend data across a region, try to identify trends, then make recommendations (use this not that...) to save $$$ to the physicians and administrators at each of the surgery centers I support. Wondering how many people just fell asleep...

Your post just reminded me of this...

MG Bryan
MG Bryan SuperDork
4/11/13 5:13 p.m.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance UltraDork
4/11/13 5:38 p.m.

In reply to MG Bryan:

Are you a Lance Corporal yet(or king of the pee-ons as I thought of it )?

We always called that our 782 gear, PPE must be the new nomenclature.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UltraDork
4/11/13 7:12 p.m.

I sell car parts. Audi, Porsche, and Land Rover.

tb
tb Reader
4/11/13 7:20 p.m.

I occasionally tinker with cars, drink a lot of beer and whisky and take regular naps on the couch. Getting used to retirement took a little work but I think I am starting to get the hang of it!

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
4/11/13 7:32 p.m.

In 2012 I received reported taxable income from:

  1. Making car magazines

  2. Building camera motion and support gear for indie filmmakers

  3. Telling jokes

  4. Shooting pistols

Number 1 puts food on the table, and the rest are mostly for fun. 2 sort of pays for 4, and 3 is a nice way to express a lot of the stuff that is too offensive for 1. With the exception that it leaves little time for sleep, it's not such a horrible life.

jg

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
4/11/13 7:38 p.m.
logdog wrote:
Curmudgeon wrote: I'm a service advisor at a Dodge dealership. I get paid to take ass chewings all day long. Can you tell what kinda day I'm having?
I am a project manager that oversees the creation of some of the technical training web courses and instructor led courses your technicians and service director chew my ass over. Can you tell what kind of day Im having?

So YOU are the one!!!! (flexes fingers, reaches for imaginary throat...)

wbjones
wbjones UberDork
4/11/13 7:56 p.m.
tb wrote: I occasionally tinker with cars, drink a lot of beer and whisky and take regular naps on the couch. Getting used to retirement took a little work but I think I am starting to get the hang of it!

retired at 34 ... you sir WIN

ahutson03
ahutson03 Reader
4/11/13 8:04 p.m.

I'm a boat driver

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non New Reader
4/11/13 8:08 p.m.

I am unemployed. What do I win?

singleslammer
singleslammer Dork
4/11/13 8:15 p.m.

I forgot to mention that I have started a car finding service (see sig) and I am launching a motorcycle accessories company with our first product launch planned for early June! Woohoo!

Secretariata
Secretariata Reader
4/11/13 8:16 p.m.
Strike_Zero wrote: I also work at home . . .

I provide the obligatory one finger salute!

Then me & my envy slink off to get prepared for work tomorrow...

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
4/11/13 8:21 p.m.
ahutson03 wrote: I'm a boat driver

I can't find one thing in this picture that isn't awesome. I'd say it's the sailboat, but then someone would probably tell me Slayer was on board and prove me wrong.

jg

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