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Well that sucked! - January 9, 2016, 08:07 AM

So after 10 years I got laid off. Evidently I a too old, too skilled and made too much money for my position to be justified anymore. So if you know of a machine shop or scientific place looking for highly skilled people let me know. I have over 20 years of machining experience with welding and fabricating scientific instruments for the last ten. Hit me up! Thanks


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January 9, 2016, 10:58 AM

Sorry to hear that man... I hope you find something soon


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Damn. I'll keep my ears open


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January 9, 2016, 12:32 PM

Sorry to read this, Dodge. Not a good way to kick off the year. I never understand why employers cannot give their employees advanced notice and the opportunity to put together a soft landing versus dropping the hammer on them out of the blue.

I'm friends with the owner of Progressive Machining.
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It's a small operation. Supplies some components to NASA/Goddard down the road and takes on assorted contact jobs. Not a ton of machinery; he has two HAAS Vertical Mini-Mils and one full-sized CNC mill, A turning center, drill press, etc.

I can put the line out and see if he needs additional skilled headcount. If not, he may have a lead for you.



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January 9, 2016, 12:58 PM

That sucks balls, sorry to hear. I hope that with your specific skill set you'll find employment soon. Or just retire, you're old enough


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January 9, 2016, 01:14 PM

Datum bro. That's horrible news. Hope something great comes out of this.


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January 9, 2016, 01:51 PM

That sucks, I thought you said this was going to happen a few months ago?
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January 9, 2016, 02:03 PM

That blows. I agree with Heist about advance notice and soft landings. Hopefully something good turns up soon.


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January 9, 2016, 03:21 PM

Sorry to hear man. If by chance I catch wind of something I'll let you know. I was friends with a guy that ran a big CNC type shop in Alexandria doing custom work many many moons ago. I haven't talked to him in ages but I'll see if I can look him up. He might need or or know of something.


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January 9, 2016, 08:18 PM

If you do a lot of precision CNC work, look at B&W lynchburg. They make nuclear stuff for the navy. Seems like good money, requires very skilled machinists that are measure 5 times cut once kind of folks.

They also need guys who are good at metrology if instrumentation is your preferred focus.

It's shift work in a factory, but low cost of living, great twisty roads, and the factory is pretty nice.

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January 9, 2016, 08:29 PM

Good luck. I hope a better opportunity comes your way very soon. When one door closes, another one opens. Hopefully a better one.
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Dodge, machining contact said ATK Orbital is seeking an experienced machinist.
I'm guessing with "orbital" in the name, they deal with high-precision machining.



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I never understand why employers cannot give their employees advanced notice and the opportunity to put together a soft landing versus dropping the hammer on them out of the blue.
I also think it's very wrong but too many asshats were committing sabotage on their way out the door. Now we all have to suffer because of it.


Dodge - I'm really sorry to hear this. Getting suddenly pushed out of your work before you're ready to go, having no control over the reasons and not being in a position to start over in another direction . . . . there aren't even words to describe how bad that is.

Sorry I don't have a line on anything in your field. Do you have any equipment at home? It's always hard to find someone to do the smaller things like cutting bar end weights to fit bar end mirrors at a reasonable cost. Doesn't replace a job but it fills a bit of time and nets a few buck while you're looking?

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January 18, 2016, 12:46 PM

Dodge, ATK Orbital was just awarded a substantial part of a $14Billion NASA contract. Something tells me they'll be ramping up to support the requirements.
NASA Picks Dream Chaser Shuttle for Space Station Resupply - IEEE Spectrum



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