UPS mechanics-are you Teamsters or IAM?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Ifixbrokenthings, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    Ford finally killed the V10?
  2. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Is the PE Mechanic job hard?

    How is it to work for the PE Department?
  3. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Our guys say 2 days tops with two working on it. tthey store the engines in 20 foot containers which put on ground in what space they have available.
  4. Ifixbrokenthings

    Ifixbrokenthings New Member

    PE has a wicked application and testing process to even get the job. Basically you need mechanical, millwrighting, electrical, metal fabrication, welding and general contracting experience to qualify for the job. And now with the push in automation, one needs to be well-versed in machine/PLC logic
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  5. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    The containers would solve the storage problem but you still have the time issue. Even a easy motor like a gm 6.0 will take up at least a day to pull it out and do the other stuff needed to store it .

    That's time I am not doing PMIs and fixing trucks. There is always something that needs to be done on these trucks so we really don't have free time.
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You must work in the wrong place

    Mine spends his time playing grabass with the toothless clerk or smoking cigarettes behind the building

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    It looks that way. Good riddance.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I can do a VT swap in about 3 days with no distractions. And again in maybe a few months. I have/had one on it's 5th VT.
  9. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    What engine does the new Ford freightliner have in them? It seems the have a safety for start up it doesn't have the same off the line get up like the old internationals used to.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Damn you guys are slow. You must be getting paid by the hour. :-)
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They're union.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Freightliners do not get the Ford engine. They get the Chevy, which is a special UPS combination in that chassis.
  13. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    We are not as fast as supervisors or people that used to be mechanics. No matter what job it is they could do it in half the time. It’s kind of sad all those superstars left the trade.

    We should bring in flat rate like when I was in the dealers, we had many trash can hero’s at the dealer that could turn 100 hours a week throwing the new parts in the trash, spray painting old parts to look new and could align cars without adjusting anything.... it was pure magic. Just one of those guys could do all the pm’s sirds, and oil changes without ever leaving the computer

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    PS The Ford PCs have a Ford engine, transmission and chassis. SAME body manufacturer. The Freightliner has an Allison transmission with the Chevy engine in a Freightliner built chassis.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I've met some of those guys.
  16. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    I saw some crazy stuff in the dealers. Lol My wife thinks somebody should write a sitcom based on some of my dealership stories...
  17. Stop lying to these people and saying a PE mechanic's job is hard. If those application tests were wicked for you I have some bad news.
  18. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    Are you a PE mechanic?
  19. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Your local obviously sucks, mine gets :censored2: done
  20. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    What Local ?