Prototype Machinist (Male, Age 40) in garrett, IN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePrototype Machinist
Salary$45,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week45
Company Size(not answered)
Locationgarrett, IN
Years Experience6 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
150 people in a jobshop. Manufacturing medical instruments and implants

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
produce custom and prototype medical instruments and implants

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
copay insurance/401k

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
i work very closly with two others.i like the fact yhat we have become a team that seems to read eachothers thoughts as to how to preform tasks

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
i work in a corner with access to variouse machinetools

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

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 8amwrite nc programs
8am to 9amwrite nc programs
9am to 10amrun test parts & inspect
10am to 11amdebugg program
11am to 12pmrun more tests and inspect
12pm to 1pmstart short production run, turn in part for qa approval
1pm to 2pmproduction & inspection
2pm to 3pmproduction, pass on info about job to second shift
3pm to 4pmgo home to work on kitchen remodling
4pm to 5pmwork on kitchen
5pm to 6pmwork on kitchen
6pm to 7pmhave supper with wife,help with dishes
7pm to 8pmwatch tv
8pm to 9pmwatch tv
9pm to 10pmwatch tv
10pm to 11pmgo to bed,sleep
11pm to 12amsleep

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
dropped off resume at the right time

What was the application process?
paper

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

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
any expierience in the medical field

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes,training in inspection and paperwork

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes,have related associates degree

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

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
find a machine shop with an apprenticeship program

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
good mechanical ability, likes to tinker

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

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be paitent,Ive been doing this for over twenty years and am still learning

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, wanted to get expierence in the medical manufacturing field

What are your current career goals?
move to larger company with inhouse prototype facilities

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

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

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1toolmaker6 months32000build and repair rubbermolds
Prior Job 2journeyman toolmaker5 years72000production support

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.8ivy techassociate machine tool
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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