Part time mechanic?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PeterPotatoes, May 19, 2015.

  1. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    Hello all.
    So I am currently looking for a diesel mechanic job and have been putting my resume out to multiple places. Yesterday i get a call from HR that they want to talk...... but its a part time job. I've heard of drivers and other positions doing that but a mechanic? Am i just waisting my time doing this? Do they normally hire full time mechanic through the part time position? I guess also am i going to have to duck wrenches being thrown at me for being a scab or is this accepted by the full-time union guys? I know at my last place if a scab were to show up, he would get treated pretty poorly from the union guys.

    Any kind of info will help, thanks for your time.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What makes you think off the street hires are scabs?
     
  3. TTownUPSer

    TTownUPSer New Member

    We have a part time and a full time mechanic. No problems. Drivers not gonna gonna give u hard time if u get truck fixed. Full time mechanic was off street hire.
     
  4. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Nearly all mechanics are off the street hires.
     
  5. Do your job well and don't let people harass you and you'll be fine. I think most guys just want a mechanic who fixes their vehicles well.
     
  6. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    What strikes me as odd about this situation is usually they have a hiring metric. If it adds up to 2.5 mechanics, only 2 get hired as fulltimers. No part time.
     
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    So they still owe you a midget then?
     
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  8. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    I started as part time mechanic .after two years went full time and on the 29th I am retiring with 30 and out in the machinist pension.
    Do a good job and you will get the next full time position.dont do good work and they will pass you up.
    Good luck
     
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  9. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    Thanks for the replys guys. Sorry, i worded it wrong. Im going to start seasonal work not part time. I worked at a strong union and they would call non union men scabs, i assumed seasonal work would be non union. If it comes down to my work ethic then i wont have problems. I just haven't heard of mechanics who work for a month that would get represented by the union.
     
  10. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    Two years? Ouch, i was told they will give me one month then i have to wait for the next seasonal opening. I would really like to get this job but cant pay bills with no work for a few months.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Normally being seasonal would be non Union as you are not guaranteed a permanent job. Great way to get your foot in the door. Good luck.
     
  12. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    Thanks
     
  13. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Also strange they even do peak mechanic hires. Here they just prefer to try to work and stress me to death during peak.
     
  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We have one FT mechanic per 30 trucks with a max of 40 trucks per FT mechanic. They have to have 30 trucks to assign to a mech to make him FT.

    We have 101 trucks.

    We have two full time mechs and one PT mech. Both FTmers have 40 trucks and the ptmer has 21.

    Ain't that a bitch?!
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Do like the rednecks around here do throw a chain around a big tree and wrench on other peoples junk for cash$$$
     
  16. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    Well i did orientation today, its a facility maintenance job..... the description was about working on vehicles but whatever. Looks like my chances are good and ill stick with it till a mechanic position opens up. Its seasonal, you pay into the union so that makes sense on why the union doesn't throw a fit.
    There was six of us right at the start, one of the first things brought up was how you have to shave, that took us down to three haha.
    Tomorrow ill get interviewed by one of the head maintenance guys, then ill know for sure.
    haha, i think ill just do some b/s mechanic job and run out when the seasonal starts again. From now till dec ill work, sep is the month I guess i have to take off.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You have to shave for an inside job with zero customer contact?
     
  18. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Yes, we had an OMS sup fight this and our last PT mech quit over this
     
  19. PeterPotatoes

    PeterPotatoes Member

    I thought it was weird but i shave daily so not a issue for me.
     
  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Until recently, I had over 50 pieces assigned to me. Now I have about 40.