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  • Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

    I have had an offer at a new center being built in my area. They are installing XLI's. I was just curious as to what to expect. I have been an A2 mechanic for the last 8 years. They are offering me the head mechanic position. They do know that I have no experience on AMF pinspotters. They said that is no problem they will send me to the school. Is there one school that is better than the other? Is there anything that I should know before taking there offer? Any help would be appreciated.
    Kenneth Mullins
    brunstech@bowlingtech.com

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    Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

    Stahls 70's can probably help you out. Call 'em and ask for Jamie. Plus you get to go up where fishin is GOOD. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
    I've had enough of hope & chains.

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    • #3
      Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

      Who is Stahls 70's?
      Kenneth Mullins
      brunstech@bowlingtech.com

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      • #4
        Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

        I just did a search and found out who they are. Thank you for the info. I will be giving them a call. Any other info will help.
        Kenneth Mullins
        brunstech@bowlingtech.com

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        • #5
          Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

          I took the class offered by AMF. They probably would be more help then stahls. XLI Technology is new and not very many centers have it yet. Most of it is hands on, but some classroom work.

          Here's the link to the AMF class.

          <a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp" target="_blank">http://www.amfproducts.com/techs/training.asp</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a>

          Mike
          Mike

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          • #6
            Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

            John's class at AMF is top notch.

            One nice thing if you switch jobs, you won't have 43 spare belts on the wall.

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

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            • #7
              Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

              Should I try to get some time in on AMF? I could try to work part time at another center. Although I don't think my current employer would like that. I just don't want to go to the school and not get the full benefit due to lack of experience. I am a very quick learner. I just want the company that is sending me to get what they are paying for.
              Kenneth Mullins
              brunstech@bowlingtech.com

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              • #8
                Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                ..if you are switching to AMF you will want to attend the "John Isbell" class....see the link above for the schedules.
                Peanut

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                • #9
                  Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                  Most Brunswick mechanics have little trouble working on AMF equipment. Electrical problems are probably the only thing you will have issues with.
                  Save the environment, eat more beef.
                  No more Ethanol, save Beer.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                    I have never worked on Brunswick machines but feel strongly about you getting some experience on the AMF's before you go to class. That way you will have an idea of what the instructor is talking about.

                    Tim
                    HBOwner

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                      Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                      The plus side is that is a LOT harder to get killed in an AMF. Those mashers are death traps.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                        Yep, what Paul said is true. I'm still here, aren't I? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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                        • #13
                          Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                          Originally posted by Satanic Mechanic:
                          Yep, what Paul said is true. I'm still here, aren't I? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Just barely though. :p [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                          Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                            Hey Bruns Tech,

                            I think it would be good if you could get at least some pinchasing experience on the 70's, good primer for the school, check the link at the bottom of this post for class details.

                            My next XLI class is in November, the machine is essentially the same as a 70, obviouse differences are the electrical systems and the steel table, feel free to call me if you like 804-240-4982.

                            I worked on Brunswick for 20 years before I started with AMF, the transition is easy.

                            Next subject KENNY, I thought I taught you better, how did you do that???
                            BAAAADDDD mechanic, good to see it was not worse.

                            John
                            Please.....follow the instructions!!

                            John
                            804-240-4982

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                            • #15
                              Re: Might be switching jobs to AMF from Bruns

                              Thank you everyone for the info. I always heard that the transition from Bruns. to AMF was easy. John I will be giving you a call on Monday. I am on my way to the hospital. My wife is in labor with Bruns Tech Jr.
                              Kenneth Mullins
                              brunstech@bowlingtech.com

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