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Old 12-03-2002, 04:25 PM
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Boy, I hope I don't get in trouble for putting this here but I donít see a help wanted section in the classifieds. There is such a range of people on this site that I figured there might be a board member or friend of one who might be interested.

My growing business in Fort Lauderdale needs help. In fact many of you on the board have contributed to our growth. We are moving to a new facility soon and in advance of next season we are looking for a few good men (woman would be ok too) with a pretty broad range of skills.

Right now we actually need at least 2 people, the first would be a shop helper type. He would handle teardowns, cleaning of parts, testing and spray painting of finished drives and transmissions.

The second needs to have some precision tool and machine experience and really good mechanical skills. He would be doing some machine work and assembling drives and transmissions. There might be an occasional rigging job here and there.

This is not the typical boat shop as we currently do more bench work than work on boats, but that might change in our new building.

We are also not currently building engines, but own most of the equipment needed. After our move we will be setting up a dyno along with the rest of the equipment. That is not the business I want to be in but it is possible that we might put a few together. It could be interesting for a gearhead type.

We are Mercruiser dealers and the factory training and classes will be available.

I can be reached by email or phone at 954 321 0606

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Not a problem at all, anyone looking for work this is a great guy to work with.

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Old 12-03-2002, 04:43 PM
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I would contact Travis on the board. I know that he has been looking for a job in the Marine Industry. I am not sure if he will want to relocate away from home (he is tight with mom and dad and the family). I have seen his work and it is TOP NOTCH!!!

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Audio-we're talking about marine work here, not woman skills.
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I'd love to move to Florida. But the shop boy part of that description is, I'm sorry to say (might sound a bit ) below my educational level. And the machinist job is probably just a bit above my skill level. I can run most shop machines (drill press, lathe, mill, band saw, etc...) but have never had to maintain the kind of tollerances required for your kind of work (government work is always as close as you can get it without getting caught!!! LOL!!). The mechanical part of it is a no brainer though, I love getting my hands into motors and stuff.

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Hey PackinAir -- Here is your ticket to Florida, and out of the cold. You can change your screen name to "PackinAndGoinSouth".

On another note, I would hope that OSO would ENCOURAGE anyone with an opening in this area to post it. Let's face it -- the economy sucks right now, and many powerboaters are put in positions of having to sell cheap. (Hurts our friends, and hurts our resale.)
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Waterfoul, I appreciate what you say. Truth is I think there are many in the same position. There is no question we need a general purpose helper with basic skills for the first position, but I donít think I need a journeyman machinist for the other position I describe. Definitely need someone who has some experience with mics, dial bore gauges, machine RPMís etc, but I can teach much of what is needed. If I find them from this site I take it for granted they will know which end of a boat is the bow. I just donít want to start from scratch. I think 2 things are the most important, aptitude and attitude. All the aptitude in the world cannot make up for a bad attitude. A reasonably intelligent person with good attitude and high personal standards can learn the skills, and is well worth teaching.
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come on Foul!!!!!here is your chance to get south and in the Marine biz I know that education has done you wonders at JCI.....If I was single, you looked outside lately? Michigan Sucks!
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