missing parts

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1BROWNWRENCH, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Have any of my fellow Mechanics here been suspecting your parts are going to the wrong center? I now have confirmation that it is going on. Personally I have been receiving parts that should have gone to Arkansas. Meanwhile I have numerous parts DNR and SCI that never arrive or return from MDC. Including 150 30/30 brake chambers!
     
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  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Many times I found Auto Shops shipments post carded or Will Call in the Customer Counter .
     
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  3. Alexcross774

    Alexcross774 Spinning my wheels.

    The biggest problem I know of is MDC is reducing Centers inventories without any notice. We had parts that turn over 50 times a year get changed to 0-max in the inventory. But I have noticed that more orders are not being filled. Maybe they decided to see if we would re-order, just to make sure we REALLY need it... I feel your pain 1Brownwrench.
     
  4. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Seems everything went downhill when they moved MDC to Nashville.
     
  5. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    Noticed an increase in getting parts that belong to a different center and other centers getting mine- damages and fall outs are on the rise.
     
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Our mechanic is no longer able to have spare parts at the building. He also drives a ups truck around to other centers. If they have the part he needs. Most of his night is driving now. Then squeeze in fixing a truck or two.
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Parts on order. OK to run.
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Duct tape is your friend.
     
  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    That's what they prefer us to do now rather than carry inventory.
     
  10. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Is DNR still turned off for most of you? Fortunately I still can, given it has been acknowledged that we have no inventory established at all.
     
  11. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    If that's the case. I hope you are getting driver rate at least
     
  12. OK4service

    OK4service New Member

    That would be a paycut, Mechanics make more than drivers per hour. But drivers will get more OT
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No OT, but some will run a sideline business (cash only) and make up for a drivers OT. Get paid to work at home while drinking beer.
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    No, we do not! We get paid probably $2 less per hour now.
     
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Contract on order, ok to run.
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    We do probably have better medical, which we are paying dearly for.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Are you guys not Teamsters with the same benefits as PT and drivers?
     
  18. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    Most are Machinists Union seems but could be wrong Teamsters cover ones in Michigan East side and Northern parts
     
  19. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    DNR is fine here- shut off for anything that costs over 1,000
     
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  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Everyone is a Teamster in my building. Mechanics make a bit more an hour but can not bid into driving or other jobs.