(Male, Age 54) from Katy, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Mechanic
Salary $36,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 45
Company Size (not answered)
Location Katy, TX
Years Experience 2 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Small remanufacturing shop for air starters 4 total employees

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
rebuild starters paint and do shipping

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical prescription insurance vacation sick days personel holidays

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Work with 3 other people and yes I enjoy it

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Small shop with brak area main work section is airconditioned. plenty of room for working around people.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Washing parts Air drying parts
8am to 9am continuing to wash and airdry parts
9am to 10am Sandblasting parts to take the old paint off and dirt and rust.
10am to 11am Meeting with all employees to go over the existing orders and requirements for compleeting
11am to 12pm sandblasting to take the old paint off and dirt and rust
12pm to 1pm rebuilding parts with new gaskets to make them rebuilt
1pm to 2pm lunch
2pm to 3pm painting starters with airisol can
3pm to 4pm Packaged everything that is shipping to day and completed ups labels
4pm to 5pm assited ups loading shipments
5pm to 6pm home prefer cash
6pm to 7pm home
7pm to 8pm home
8pm to 9pm home
9pm to 10pm home
10pm to 11pm home
11pm to 12am home

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
Submitted application had interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes individual interview with the owner one time

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
do not remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes but I worked as a mechanic all my life

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes but only OJT

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
not realy

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Just apply and put out the effort to learn

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Mechanical skills multi tasking skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Show up everyday on time work hard and learn

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
it is fine until SS

What are your current career goals?
Get ten years in and retire to social security

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Owner 3 yrs N/A Worked on indivduals aircraft
Prior Job 2 Inspector 15 yrs 35 Hr Inspected aircraft for safty of flight

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.5 Weatherford Jr Business
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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