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Working for the man

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BoondocK5, May 19, 2006.

  1. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    I got offered a job working at Hill Air force base. Aircraft electrician
    and am now entering the student employment program,after 4 months and completing the school course I'll get moved to full time, great job and good pay, plus killer bennies.
    I get a physical on the 9th and have a stack of paper work to finish before then. I already finished cleaning up my criminal record:doah: I'm now clear all the way back to 95, and that will get me in. finally a great job, after all these years:rolleyes:
     
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    what the pay?
    if ya dont mind me askin
     
  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Congrats!

    A little unsolisited advice-if you plan on staying in aviation get your A&P, even if plan on remaining an electrician. It Will pay off.
     
  4. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    I allready got my Airframe license, and am under one semester from being able to test for the powerplant part. The pay when I go full time employee for that field is 17.80 per hour to start. but since I'll have my A&P license by then, I'm sure I can get a little raise on top of that
     
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    E&E or just Electrician?


    Should be a fun job.... sparkchaser ;)
     
  6. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    I'm not really sure what your asking:confused: but the job title I was offered is Aircraft Electrician.
     
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    E&E: Electrics and Enviromental (dealing with stuff like cabin pressurization, ACM, etc)
     
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    Nope just electrician, from my understanding of this whole HAFB thing I'll be working on Military stuff exclusively, gotta get a secret security clearance. man I'm glad I didn't break any more laws than I did when I was younger, I'd never make it through this background check
     
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    Heh, secret isn't too bad of an investigation. I had to get an SCI at one point.
     
  10. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I'm assuming you're civillian. Will you be working at the ALC or at the wing on the F16s? If I had a penny for every foot of wire in an F16, I'd be rich. And every once in a while some small 18 gauge wire will rub something and short out and you'll have to dig through miles of harness to find it. Not exactly my idea of fun, but it's a great jet.
     
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    Dude, 18 ga wire is huge on an aircraft. 20 & 22 is the most common and 26 is small. Spend some time on a biz jet 24 ga starts to look normal.

    Boondoc, keep an eye out for Kapton wire problems, if it hasn't all been removed from whatever airfame you end up on. There is still a ton of it out there. On a side note, Airbus still uses it-yet another reason to hate the French.

    And if you want to break some more laws I know about an avionics job in Amsterdam:pimp1:
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I just relalized you were unclematty, I'm slow.
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    You're right. I was just throwing that out there as a "for instance".
     
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    Its cool, I was just messin with you.
     

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