April 21st, 2010, 08:57
Hello everyone, Im a college student that wants to get into the field of fabrication. Im currently takin 3d cad classes & will be taking a machining class as well, along with finishing my welding classes. I would be interested in hearing some stories oh how some of you guys got started? free shop help? Internship? or on the spot hire? Im trying to get my self well rounded on many fab. aspects & im not taking classes this summer so i would like to get started going into the field. I know experience has more of a value than a degree on some shops, would free help be a good start, any pointers & stories would be appreciated. thanks
April 21st, 2010 08:57
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April 21st, 2010, 21:37
Don't underestimate the value of good machining knowledge. It can be a great enhancement to the other skills, and set you apart at the interview.
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April 30th, 2010, 19:24
Machining knowledge and experience will set you head & shoulders above anyone else who doesn't have that experience.
A capable machinist is more difficult to find than a skilled welder and more valuable (not knocking welders. . .I just finished my welding degree, but I also havea machining background and the one area that has set me apart from others in my job search has been my machining background).
So stick with your machining classes for sure!!! and for sure offer your services as shop help free of charge, that will get your foot in the door!