look after the running and heavy maintenance of our fleet. Organize and deligate the maintenance personnel,order parts and necessary materials to keep the fleet servicable. Must have supervisory experience
Salary:$30 to 36hr
well, at least they are showing the pay.
Really funny part is Shell offering the same pay+transportation/accommodation for GROUND PERSONNEL out of ft mac.
Add another 20 bucks an hour and you might have some interest.
Well some people do this as a career, not a hobby.wildernessnorthair wrote:
I saw the guys on Ice Pilots turning wrenches on an old radial engine (C46) in - 40 weather with little or no lights in the dark, no hanger or shelter, and the winds were blowing 10-15kts. At the end of the show the engineer stated he did it ‘because of his love for aviation.’ Really? Wow! That’s dedication!
I do wish that one day mechanics will be treated with respect and actually earn the proper wage for the responsiblity we take working on these flying tin cans.
like people posted above...it would be nice to see airplanes being grounded cause there isn't enough mechanics in this world to fix it. Now what will those airlines do?? raise the salary to 50 bucks per hour???
+1pistonpounder wrote:No they would not pay 50 hr because some shmuck will do it for 30 hr because of his/her "love for aviation", and there lies the biggest problem in this industry, and as long as people say that and do that it will never change, its unfortunate but in this buisness it hurts you to love your job.
At first i took the course thinking i was gonna earn big bucks, but after i realized the reality...i just threw that thought out. hahaha.
I have heard of stories here and there about AMEs going overseas to do contract work and earning big bucks. And i guess that's what i am aiming for.
For now..as long i can have enough money to pay my rent, eat and spoil myself a little bit...i'm not going to say anything. I'll leave the talking to the licensed experience guys.
I have asked around....and every single experienced AMEs i have encounter..most of them said that they expect that starting wages for apprentices fresh out of school should be $25...and once licensed wage should jump to $35~40 and if you're a lead $40~50. I guess that's fair <-----That's not including indoresments. What do you say?.......but hey come on...that is not going to happen for awhile. hehehe.
Are you knew to this industry or just retarded?
You want a dedicated engineer to move to bum f**k nowhere for probably less pay than what you pay a guy at the Toyota dealership to fix your Prius.
Wake up buddy and get with the program.
My shop charges $90/hr, 1 hr minimum for working on light aircraft. I'm currently working on a $25,000 Cessna who's owner will wind up paying roughly $2000 in labour by the time I am done for a couple day's work. I haven't had too much problem with people paying their bills.dstechnical wrote:Just paid $80 for service call on my $200 fridge. (relay change) All the guys tools in one belt and a truck. No sign outs no worry. Just try to get $50/hr out some guy with his $40,000 Cessna. Need we say more.
If you think that being a fridge service man is the key to wealth and happiness, fly right at 'er. One of my friend's dad does appliance repair as a semi-retirement job...
I don't know about semi retired fridge/appliance repairmen. But the one local appliance guy just bought a nice new house on the lake. A lot nicer than any AME's house i know (mine included). Years ago I did some work on a 172 owned by and independant appliance repaieman. he asked me how much I charged, I told him I would take the same rate he charged. HE TOOK THE AIRPLANE SOMEWHERE ELSE.
You know what gets you a job and enables you to keep a job? ATTITUDE and by your post I can only say your attitude, as Bart Simpson said, "It blows and sucks". Can you tell me where it says that BCIT instructors (or any ATO's instructors) are responsible for getting you a job? Just so you know, there are jobs out there for apprentices, the problem is you have to get off you fat ar*se and go find them. And another thing, I love being an AME, have been married for over 15 years, got a nice house, great kids, have done things that I tell "common folk" what I have done and where I have been and they are amazed that one profession enables you to do all that. I have said this before and will repeat myself, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT QUIT, give the job to someone who wants it.
This is a tough industry. BCIT has gone downhill since I was there (I'm actually a SAIT graduate). Most AMEs aren't the best managers or HR people, but neither are the white collar, wine and cheese department types who typically aren't constrained by the bounds of reality.Attitude is everything!
The truth is this industry is hurting. Jobs are being sold to cheaper countries and BCIT keeps on cranking classes out; a long cry from when I started where I had to wait for a year and go out of province to get my course and had a job within a week of finishing. But this is in everything, not just aviation.
I've found that in aviation, you sometimes have to be creative. Not every company can ferry aircraft to the third world to get maintenance done. Go north, check out companies that you wouldn't think would have a place for AMEs (paint shops, private operators, flight schools, small helicopter companies), and be adaptable. It isn't the instructor's job to find you work.
PS: I will be celebrating my 8th anniversary next month...
The instructors there actually did hook several of us up with jobs.
Surprise-surprise though; There were some people who they DIDN'T hook up !
Bleedair - personal attack removed by Sulako
It is only in this country that with your attitude, you'd even be able to feed yourself.
You should travel a little - see how the real world works.
Nobody owes you squat.
Its a simple numbers and PR game where the numbers have been falling at everyone's expense. There's no money in this business and slowly just about everybody knows it. Its a PR game in denying that there's no money because after all they still want to run it, again at your expense (life).
You can love this game all you want and good for you if you can live off off love but most of us need money to live somewhere near this game. Probably the worst manifestation of the " no money era" of aviation (preceded by the Lead age era) is the lack of accountability in every aspect of this industry because it just doesn't pay enough.
No government oversight= no money.
No training or training by chimps? = no money.
No manufacturers support? =no money.
Airlines folding replaced by even flakier outfits = because they want to provide good service to the community and their customers= for all you Forrest's out there.
Before you choose a new carrer do some reading and figure out what you are suited for start here.