lifts in shop

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    are there any lifts left in the shops for the mechanics to work from?
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    not in our center.
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You've got to be kidding!----our mechanic was on cloud nine when they actually put up a canvas curtain to block off his stall from the rest of the building so he could retain a "small' amount of heat on a 20 below zero night while the night shift had all the doors of the building open to shuffle cars around. :peaceful:
  4. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    They have 4 bay doors and 4+ bays for the mechanics to work in my facility.I don't remember seeing any inground lifts,just a wheel around air/hydraulic lift that goes under the vehicle.
  5. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    I know Ontario CA has them. My guess is 300 car + buildings have them.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not here in Upstate. In fact, they have to take turns putting wood in the stove during the winter.
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    from the post it sounds like hes looking for like a scissor lift for a person

    in that case yes.

    in the case of an in floor lift no, we do have the lifts that vehicle drives into to get lifted
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Actually, one of our mechanics is short so rumor is he wears lifts in his shoes.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    no lifts in our HUB. we are a 150 package car dual-center and many many tractors. Only hydraulic jacks and jackstands
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    HEHEHEHEHE Our Mechanic drives our trucks down the street to a rental space. :rofl:
  11. JonFrum

    JonFrum Guest

    Believe it or not folks, the Contract actually says:
    I filed a grievance years ago to enforce this language, but nothing came of it.

    Our shop once had the kind of lifts that raise the entire vehicle up six feet so they can work under it standing up. But these were removed. Now our mechanics put the vehicles up on jack stands with a powered jack, and slide under the cars on their "creepers." In the winter it's cold down there at ground level.
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    No lifts in Chema.

    Jon, that seems pretty cut and dried. What was the reason given for disallowing the grievance?
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Apparently a thin canvas curtain that don't even go all the way to the ceiling counts as a "wall" . He has a real wall on one side- a canvas curtain on the otherside- a garage door on one end and nothing on the end facing the sort belt. Really nice in the winter.
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, one for the good old gray area. What is the definition of a wall? We had a building that UPS leased. The only vehicle access to the shop was from inside the building. At first there was no wall separating the shop from the rest of the area. UPS wanted to put up a curtain. The Fire Martial demanded a fire proof wall and a metal overhead door to to be installed. I guess he settled that one.
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    There's an idea, Jon.
  16. JonFrum

    JonFrum Guest

    The response I got from the steward was the same one I've gotten with several other situations: "They're not gonna do it."

    Currently, I'm trying to get heat in the building during our Local Sort shift. I know it's Summer, but I'm starting early so we just might get the heater fixed by the start of Winter. We've been without heat on my shift for two years. One heater is broken, the other is deliberately turned off so the people in the area can hear their scanners' beep. I've been complaining for two years.