Auto Mechanic Questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 7532109, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. 7532109

    7532109 New Member

    Hello all,

    I'm looking into getting into UPS as a auto mechanic. Few questions I cant find.

    1) Is there a hands on or written test to get in the door? Do you have to test in anyway for your progression rate to go up?

    2) Are they ball busters on times?

    3) Will they train you to get a Class A license?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    1) only test is if you're breathing

    2) yes but writing "parts on order" and moving to the next tractor will make meeting times easily

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  3. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    If you know how to write “ ok to run” then your in , I started my truck this morning and the coolant, oil , engine , abs lights were all on...the truck has more lights on it than a Christmas tree

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    That's probably the self-test at startup, dummy.:raspberry-tounge:

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The thing is that they're supposed to go out afterward.
  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    The self-test lights stay on all day?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    See the followup. You probably spilled beer on the dash.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Amazes me instrument clusters last as long as long as they do with all the dust, spilled coffee, spittle, and cigarette ashes they get exposed to.
  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Don’t forget urine
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  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I talked to mechanic , said it’s had a credit card slice in it for 3 years in a line that’s spitting coolant . He said it cost more to keep refilling it than replacing it ...
  11. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    Ignore the comments from drivers on here. Most of them can't tell right from left when writing up what tire they popped with a curb.

    1. No, they hire you based on real world experience. You will be on a 60 working day trial.if you punch in day 61 your a permanent employee

    2. The union does not recognize their times. It takes me what it takes me. With that said you want to get stuff done so your fleet does not fall behind.

    3. No, unless they need you to have it.
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Seems every new car is full of timebombs to defuse these days.
  13. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    This is your truck welcoming you
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  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Windshield wiper fluid?
  15. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    It purrs like a kitten but if it leaks coolant on a nice driveway I’m the one that takes the heat
  16. Drive it till the wheels fall off. :censored2: it.
  17. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Don’t back in drive ways
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  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    blinker fluid

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    That made all the lights come on? Im skeptical.
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  20. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Mine ran out the other day