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Rotate
04-13-2002, 10:54 PM
Just curious. Generally speaking(if that's possible) who gets paid more, an automechanic or a machinist? I'm referring to the employee and not the shop owner.

I don't mean to offend anyone, but machinist it would seem requires a great deal more math, science, and ingenuity, so by corollary I would think a machinist would be paid commensurately.

Albert




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Thrud
04-14-2002, 05:09 AM
Albert
Talking to guys in the wholesale industry with engineering degrees (University or Technical) and Machining Journeyman nets the highest dollars (100k++ without bonus or overtime)and some pretty cool jobs - Starrett, Mitutoyo, Haas - dream jobs!

I knew a parts lady at Skinner that was an expert on carbide inserts - they were paying her 85k+.

I know lots of mechanics that make 60-100K

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JCHannum
04-14-2002, 06:51 AM
Usually the football player with the sharp car.


OH, you said paid.

JCHannum
04-14-2002, 06:51 AM
Usually the football player with the sharp car.


OH, you said paid.

bspooh
04-15-2002, 04:32 PM
I would say that a mechanic makes more starting, but in the end the machinist makes more...

brent

Thrud
04-16-2002, 02:36 AM
Brent is wrong,
Machinist's are always making something,
Mechanic's never make anything but a mess and just replace junk with slighlty better junk.

(har,har-de-har-har)



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bspooh
04-17-2002, 04:49 PM
Good one thrud...you scare me

brent

Thrud
04-18-2002, 02:32 AM
Brent
Me too.

trap
04-18-2002, 09:00 PM
i make $40 per hr as a marine diesel mechanic, $25 per hr as a machine tech (repairman) $10 + production % as a machinist. I am not self employed and only work for legit business. I make my real money as a commercial fisherman which is where my heart is except for this crazy desire to tinker with machines.

Clutterpeg
04-18-2002, 10:50 PM
Isn't getting laid getting paid!!!!!!

Thrud
04-19-2002, 01:38 AM
Clutterpeg:
You don't charge?

4lb.Nevada
04-22-2002, 08:49 AM
I trade my mechanic an hour of my machining time for an hour of his mechanic repair time straight across. He pays for his materials and I pay for parts.It has worked out pretty even over the years, as I drive old clunkers and he is into drag racing.
Charles

Thrud
04-23-2002, 02:38 AM
4lb.Nevada:
What, pray tell, is a 4Lb. Nevada? A big beer? I am curious.

Dave

4lb.Nevada
04-24-2002, 09:33 AM
When I have a diffcult problem that requires the upmost in delicate sensitivity, I usually just say to heck with it, and bring out my 4 lb. Navy Foundery Steel "nevada "style hammer and procede to beat the problem to death. I got it from an old machinist that made me swear that I would never sell it to an antiquie dealer. I did have one look at it once and apperently it is somewhat valubale. Still it is my favorite problem solver.Seems to work good on antique dealers too.
Charles

Thrud
04-24-2002, 10:01 PM
Hey, cool! I have a 12Lb. "Windoze Tuning Fork" myself. Want a 12 pound dead blow - much more fun. Good antique hammers are hard to come by you should save that little darlin' for history. Lucky bugger!.

When in doubt, Whack it off! (so to speak)