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M3RacerX 09-16-2018 11:19 AM

What DO or Did you do for a living ?
 
What DO or Did you do for a living ? (experience)

I thought with all the world wide membership on this forum it would be interesting to learn what some of us did (many members retired) or presently do for a living. Also what kind of experience and education in the chosen field of study or career choice? I would say post anything you feel like from a paper boy, professional couch potato to a CEO in Facebook or Rocket Scientist.

Lets have some fun with this and see what we have here for members and what we all do or did?


I guess to keep the thread active and as I was the one that started it I should at least be the one to start with mine.
I do ask because of specific guidelines on this forum about vendors and other regulation in that topic (Vendor Rules https://www.mazda3forums.com/92-vend...dor-rules.html ) area not to ask about anything you either personally know about my current business or my product lines of Performance Parts. I am only a member on this forum and nothing more. Just 'havin fun with my M3.
Sorry in advance for any of my bad grammar ,spelling errors and sentence structure, that was never important in my life or my education direction.


Starting from 1974 these were most of the mention-able work experiences and specialized training/education.

Owned operated:
Ultra Light Aircraft sales service and flight training.
General Auto parts store
Performance Auto Parts Center
Cobra Kit Kar , parts , accessories and custom builds shop
Dojo Self Defense and specialized weapons Martial Arts studio
Defensive Driving School
Performance Engine machine shop
Engine and Chassis Dyno Services/EFI/ECU Performance Calibrations
MINI Cooper specialty service and Parts center
Landscaping Co.


Managed the following:
A & R Auto Tech
Kregan Auto Parts
Grand Auto
Chief Auto Parts
Super Shops Automotive Performance Center
Von Hausen Auto parts
Harley Davidson of Sacramento Parts dept.
RV's of Merritt parts Dept.
For a very short time I managed a McDonald's

Worked as "grunt" (somewhat of a common employee) for:
S & S Powder Coating
CVS Dyno Tuning (Chassis Dyno Technician)
United Specialty Wholesale (wholesale performance parts distributor)*
Dynel Marketing
Lockheed (Avionic Technician)
Holley (original)
Davis Security (polygraph investigator)
Cessna (General maintenance and Avionics)
Fairfield Honda (Motorcycle mechanic)
R&R Signs (3m certified Clear Bra & Vinyl graphic installer)
Winchester Auto Parts (Asst manager)
Car salesmen, New Vehicle Auto Sales ( Cadillac ,Oldsmobile,GMC MAZDA,Nissan)

Certifications:
Sorry this list could be sorta long so I only included the ones I thought relevant for this forum.

ASE Master Technician L1 & L2
Automotive Machinist certification
Aviation Maintenance Technician certification
Avionics & Electrical Systems certification
Aircraft Structural Analysis and Modification Certification
X3 Motorcycle Mechanic Certification
*** Sub certifications:
. Engine Machining
....EFI/ECU Performance Calibrator
....Suspension & Alignment
....Cylinder Performance Head Porting Theory and Design

Numerous other Automotive related single program certifications not really needing to post i.e. ..Auto Parts certification, tire and wheel sales certification, the endless customer service seminars......etc. *
A couple *others just to toss into the mix fir fun
NHRA Super Gas License*
AMA Member 36 years
ASEL Aircraft single engine land/ Instrument Rated ASEL(not current)*
*PADI Nitrox Certified
*EMT certified (not current)

Memberships Automotive associated
NHRA
SCCA
SEMA


I have several years college credits in other interests mostly Biology,Anthropology,Theology, Archaeology, Paleontology(Paleontologist, let me say I liked Dinosaurs long before they were a fad or popular with movies.) and a couple other in the Human Healthcare field but they are not really relevant to Auto forums and because I did not pursue the career I am not really going to detail them.


Currently I like to think I am semi-retired. However I am still Engineering and Designing several Performance parts for a few platforms that will be offered and sold under a partnership business not directly competing with my line of parts offered since about 1979. I still maintenance several long time customer's ECU's for Performance calibrating on their Track and street performance Cars.(2 specific platforms) And I work as the service manager from time to time as I have mentioned a few times on this forum when I feel like it or my good friend ask me to come help out in his Auto Service Shop. I keep current and updated on my ASE rating by testing when required. And I like the free stuff and perks I get now from ASE having been around for a few decades.

Mostly,
I keep busy with my own cars and I have several Mazda 3 parts projects on the drawing board and machining up stuff both engine and suspension related for my own personal MAZDA 3 .

Fedupwbs 11-30-2018 04:15 PM

I'm just a prison guard in cen cal

rickkari 12-01-2018 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedupwbs (Post 10148322)
I'm just a prison guard in cen cal

Appreciate your service. I've done prison ministry for years and I know that you have a tough job. Not many people can do it and it is very needful. God Bless You.

rickkari 12-01-2018 12:49 PM

M3RacerX, where to begin. You have quite a resume.

I have a 1 year auto repair diploma from Wake Tech comm college in Raleigh NC from back in 1988. Have a 3 year Graduate of Theology degree from Heritage Baptist Institute in Cleveland, OH from 1997. Served as a youth pastor and am involved with many outreaches trying to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I personally became a born again Christian in 1993.

Mechanically, I've been a auto tech for 30 plus years. Worked for Chrysler and Toyota dealerships as well as independents. I have ASE Master and L-1 certification. Was a Toyota Master Diagnostic Tech for years prior to my current job as a auto tech for a body shop outfit doing customer auto repair as well as the mechanical and electrical, and SRS repairs on collision vehicles from our 2 body shops.

Father of 5 and recently a new grandfather and married to my original wife.:smile2: God is good!

GerryBuc 12-02-2018 11:07 AM

Boredom swirls around my resume'...


Three years retired ex UPS guy, 36 total years with the company, 31 full time driver and 28 years on the same route. My body told me it was time to go. Working part time a few days a week on a local small engine shop five minutes from home now. Love the commute lol.

Of course,this being the Midwest, snow happens and the population panics. To wit :https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b2c4017f74.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2c9fcd6b5d.jpg

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Fedupwbs 12-02-2018 11:41 AM

All those yard machines made me flash back to my grandfathers shop of 30-40 years ago, I could totally smell it, wow.

M3RacerX 12-03-2018 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rickkari (Post 10148360)
M3RacerX, where to begin. You have quite a resume.

Have a 3 year Graduate of Theology degree from Heritage Baptist Institute in Cleveland, OH from 1997. Served as a youth pastor and am involved with many outreaches trying to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I personally became a born again Christian in 1993.

Father of 5 and recently a new grandfather and married to my original wife.:smile2: God is good!

Ya that is where LIFE took my journey and now here I am on this forum :nerd:
Rick. very good write up about your working experience and other life experience. I had a suspicion from a few of your responses that your were no average DIY or internet surfing answer member. :wink2:
I have taken Theology a semesters and found it to conflicting with how I interpret some beliefs. I did myself become a Born Again Christian 1983. But I still retain my own interpretations of Christianity and now it shares comfortably, my thoughts beliefs and personal theories of Science. I am a Quantum Physics nerd for sure. :nerd:


Quote:

Originally Posted by GerryBuc (Post 10148416)
Boredom swirls around my resume'...

Dude this is very "KOOL"! You should see what I can do/did with a "lawn Mower" and thier engines. Might someday post some pictures.. :laugh:

elsosa2007 12-06-2018 09:56 AM

BODY SHOP MANAGER

M3RacerX 12-10-2018 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. AMSOIL (Post 10148692)
Retired Rocket Scientist. Now part time Independent AMSOIL Executive Direct Jobber.

Hey... while I know you were, some might think it was a joke.....:nerd:
You should post a little about that?:grin2:

Also you still have the auto parts sales as well....yes? :wink2:

Xbeaus 12-12-2018 03:08 PM

Engineering Technician/Truss Designer among all sorts of other things ;)


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