Are you overworked? thats up to you. Can you handle it?
i ran a shop with 11 cnc grinders. My guys ran 2 or 3 machines. anything more and quality would suffer badly. no loaders. It all depends on the job, when I ran machines the jobs dictated how many machines i could run.
somtimes 1 and somtimes 5,6 or 7.
but if your running all those machines, who's helping? setup? maintainance?
cleaning? paperwork? quality?
what are the jobs? if its always production, and your just walking around loading machines or the loaders are running, who cares how many machines.
just do what you can handle.
And if you go home every night and drop into bed. and have no energy and your getting burnt out, then your doing to much. If you think the company is taking advantage of you, ask for a raise. If you can handle the work load, then your working to your potential. Just think of all the experience your adding up!
ya im doin it all 3 guys do it on days but i feel lucky to have a job these days so i just keep bustin my ass . if i have to many set ups i shut a couple down they dont mind they know im bustin ass they just cant hire anyone right now cause some weaks the work is slow .thanxs for your input.luckily the guys on days do the maintananse and keep the place spotless as for experiance i got enough of that lol!!!
I know of 4 local companies looking for operators. (Ontario, Canada)
and I know several employment agencies in USA activley looking for skilled operators, cutting tool engineers, cutting tool sales.
There are lots of opportunities. And i dont have the same pessemistic views on the economy, there is always growth, just look for it. and industries always change, just change with it, or ahead of the curve if you really want to profit.
but your right! we are all lucky to have jobs! you can never be too thankfull.
automotive was slow and thats a huge industry. made a huge impact.
what do you make after 17yrs if you dont mind sharing?
in my local area, it could be between 21 and 35hr.
no raises for 3 years here we are slow and having to drop prices to beat the competition and we bought another company and moved it 60 miles to our shop i think it set em back a little it sucks everything is going up (taxes insurance gas) but not our pay
what is the name of your company and location? you could reply privatly if you dont want to post.
What I do now is work independently as a cutting tool consultant.
In Ontario, Canada.
I work with design/application/and training.
My background is Walters and Anca's, and manual, as well as maching/EDM etc.
What type of tools does your company make? is it a job shop?
has any one out there converted a makino or simular type tool grinder to cnc.i'm grinding a facited point on a tct drill,with approx 1\8" removal of carbide per drill, need to speed up the process or if it does not speed up the process i can be doing something else while the machine is grinding, any thoughts.