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    I am currently an assistant mechanic in a 40 lane center, and have been for approximately 5 years. I have been instructed on everything on the 82-70, but now I am just curious how I go about getting my "A" certification. I am afraid to talk to my center manager about it, because I don't want him to think that I am looking for a new job just yet. I just want to have my options open. Any information wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: "A" Mechanic certification

    There are classes held by several companies for getting trained on the machines... most of the time, the 'A' mech is just a pinchaser that liked the machines, and worked his way up through the ranks to the head mechanic's spot. You'll probably find that a lot of the 'A' mechs on here don't really have an official 'certification'... they just know the equipment, take charge, and ge the job done.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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      Re: "A" Mechanic certification

      G-Man has it right. If you have been there for 5 years and want to spread your wings then by all means start looking around. The industry needs good solid mechanics that love the equipment.

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        Re: "A" Mechanic certification

        Please list all qualifications here and/or email them to me......I will determine if you are worthy.

        [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

        Jerry

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        • #5
          Re: "A" Mechanic certification

          Go with Kings idea he really does know everything.

          You seem to have the right screen name for a head mech. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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            Re: "A" Mechanic certification

            Tell it like it is KING! Tell it like it is.

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            • #7
              Re: "A" Mechanic certification

              Some of us just inherited the "A" mechanic title because we care. Stick it out, A good 82-70 mech is hard to come by.
              Help me!!! My 70's have me by the nuts.

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                Re: "A" Mechanic certification

                Don't get hung up on the word "Certified"..
                'Certified" &amp; "Qualified" are not the same, &amp; "certified" doesn't hold a candle against "Qualified".

                The bowling industry has no Almighty
                "certification committee"( thank God),&amp; if it did,it would be a joke.
                I've seen this 'certification' stuff in other fields( logging,trucking,etc.etc. ).Folks get a little training, pass a 'test',&amp; get a 'certificate'........Then,hopefully they get what counts....experience ! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                So, hang in there &amp; learn all you can. When you get to where you solve 90% of the problems,your "Qualified" ! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                ( No one gets it 100%-we All need some help sometime)
                I never had a "10" ;..but ,one night after closing,..I did five " 2's" !

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