Ulitity Mechanic-New Hire

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Mirik, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Mirik

    Mirik New Member

    Hey guys, just got hired as a utility mechanic. The process was long and took about three months. Any tips for me? Anyone else with my position out there? haha I dont see anyone else with that title.
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Welcome to BC, and to UPS. What does a utility mechanic do? Assume you have no cars/trucks assigned to you, and help out mechanics that are backlogged. Do you have a set work schedule?
     
  3. Mirik

    Mirik New Member

    Thanks! So my job is to help out in the shop. Order/stock inventory, pick up and drop off parts, clean and organize the shop. I have a 40 hour set schedule. Not sure how much I will actually be working on the trucks if any.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Never heard of that position. Here the mechanics do all of that, during their slow times.
     
  5. Must be a big shop, welcome
     
  6. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    What union are you in? Teamsters or IAM? What kind of shop? Tractor? Package Cars? Or both?

    Sounds like you might have one of the best full time jobs at UPS.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Are you in charge of sweeping the donut crumbs off the feeder driver seats?
     
  8. Mirik

    Mirik New Member

    O really why do you say that??
    I believe we are part of the IAM, there will be both tractor and package cars. The shop is pretty big is in its own building away from the packages. I will be starting in a week so we shall see how it goes.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Playing "go-fer" @ $30/hr? Where do I sign up?
     
  10. Mirik

    Mirik New Member

    You see thats where I am confused myself. I was told during my interview that I start at 16/hour and top off at 23/hour after 2 years. A friend said that after three years I will get top rate and be 30+ but why wouldnt they tell me that during the interview?
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The progression may be different for mechanics.
     
  12. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Progression
    Auto mechanic, Painter, Body Repairman and Maintenance (PE). All 2 years. Top rate $34.75

    Trailer Mechanic 1 year. Top rate 29.63

    I've never heard of your position, but that doesn't mean anything. As far as your pay goes, expect what they told you in the interview. Once you start working, the other guys will set it straight. You'll receive what the contracts states. I don't see utility mechanic in my IAM contract, but once again, that doesn't mean anything. You're probably in a different district. Good luck to you.
     
  13. Isac Martinez

    Isac Martinez New Member

    I've been working as a part time utility mechanic for 3 years now started off at 12 and hour and after 3 years I'm only at 14 an hour they don't wanna give me full time and they want me to do pm's on the forklifts and still keep up with parts stock cleaning and all the other duties of my position I just recently told them I'm not doing any mechanic work until I have a mechanic position. Anybody have any tips or suggestions of other things I could do
    Thanks.