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Studying to become an aviation maintenance tech, and a bachelor's in maintenance management. As far as actual work, my last job was a temp porter for a luxery rental apartment building in battery park city. The only thing cool about it was the cool stuff that people threw out. One man's trash... Anyway, I wouldn't mind working on the ramp at delta while I'm in school, as I'm across the street from the airport during the semester.
If you have the time and want to work very hard, that is the best way to get your foot in the door at a major airline. There are so many of us that are on layoff that the possibility of just getting hired off the street for maintenance is very difficult. There are obviously ways to get on, but usually in much less desireble locations or with companies that pay considerably less money.
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I'm a Freight Car Mechanic for a certain not so small Rail Transportation System that ships across the U.S. But I work at a single location 40hrs a week with OT. Finally off graveyard shift after 9yrs of employment so far. Kind of boring and repetative but the Bene's are good, retirement is decent and set hours. Other than that I'm a Dad of two awesome little boys who love to go camping and wheeling. May make a career change later in life but that will come after my responsability of raising my boys is done...then who knows where I'll end up
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I work as a shift supervisor at a place where we manufacture diamond cutter inserts that go into the drills that drill natural gas and oil wells, while I go to school full time for my mechanical engineering degree. It sucks working and going to school full time, but the company I work for has awesome benefits including 2/3 tuition and books reimbursement for and school and fully paid health and dental insurance.
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Those are some pricey drill bits. Which company are you with?
not as bad as you think, especially when you consider an offshore rig is 1/2 million /day to operate.

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