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What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:50 am

Time to get to know the A.net community beyond aviation, what do you guys do for work?
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:09 am

I shout at children in English until they understand what I'm saying. I'm based in SGN.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:54 am

I wait for airplanes to break, in a chronic fashion.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:33 am

MrHMSH wrote:
I shout at children in English until they understand what I'm saying. I'm based in SGN.


:rotfl:

I used to do the same, but at adults in their offices in WAW. I have to admit that I do miss that a bit... lol
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am

Corporate training and HR management. I also help some Japanese friends with their CA wine business now and then. Would love to be doing scientific research but alas, too old now...
Last edited by Aaron747 on Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:57 am

EDM machine technician
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:35 am

Plain and regular software engineer here.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:38 am

Ticketing
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:05 am

Voice over IP expert, call center programmer, I also deal with videoconferencing systems, and am looking towards doing network administration.

dik909 wrote:
EDM machine technician


Electronic Dance Music machine technician ?

:bouncy:
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:17 am

Pilot qualified on the B787/B777 and currently flying the B787.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:18 am

Aesma wrote:
dik909 wrote:
EDM machine technician


Electronic Dance Music machine technician ?



Har har ;)

No, this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_discharge_machining
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 am

retired DL after 30 years where i wore many hats. now I'm the property manager for an HGTV star.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:53 am

Professional wine and whisky taster.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:26 am

Certified park bench warmer and coffee shop hangabout.


AKA retired.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 am

sustainable / finance / real estate guru
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 am

caliboy93 wrote:
Time to get to know the A.net community beyond aviation, what do you guys do for work?


and how about yourself?
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:00 am

My wife and me are lawyers.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:29 am

Product Manager for industrial computers, and many people here will have contact with those one way or another......

AirPacific747 wrote:
Pilot qualified on the B787/B777 and currently flying the B787.


for example one of my Babies controlled the Autoclave that baked your workplace :)

But the coolest rig is one used for data acquisition for Satellites in their flight qualification and the stuff at CERN ....

best regards
Thomas
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Pilot instructor / examiner for FlightSafety international in San Antonio, Texas
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:28 pm

fr8mech wrote:
I wait for airplanes to break, in a chronic fashion.


What are your thoughts on manufacturers striving to make new generation aircraft more reliable and with lower maintenance requirements?
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:40 pm

See signature. :)
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Multi-tasking aviation ninja at a regional airport.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

[quote="tommy1808 wrote:
Product Manager for industrial computers, and many people here will have contact with those one way or another......

AirPacific747 wrote:
Pilot qualified on the B787/B777 and currently flying the B787.


for example one of my Babies controlled the Autoclave that baked your workplace :)

But the coolest rig is one used for data acquisition for Satellites in their flight qualification and the stuff at CERN ....

best regards
Thomas

I think I have an idea. But I will not mention the name here, it’s not appropriate. :-/
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm

North America Transportation Manager for a Fortune 100 manufacturer. We spend an enormous amount on international air cargo services, so I, too, use this site for work reasons occasionally in addition to my personal interest in aviation.

Olddog wrote:
My wife and me are lawyers.


jdstJD wrote:
See signature. :)

You both have my sympathies at your unfortunate choice of profession.

*is also a licensed attorney*
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Aesma wrote:
Voice over IP expert, call center programmer, I also deal with videoconferencing systems, and am looking towards doing network administration.



Ditto on the first part. But I really feel like a canine support handler/ pint size socialite uber driver most of the time
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Engineer working with a well known aviation giant/defense contractor. Have worn a couple of different hats throughout the years but back to my roots as a software engineer.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:21 pm

Account executive at a large travel company (consultative sales)
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Dutchy wrote:
sustainable / finance / real estate guru

so you may help me find a reasonably priced office in Helmond now or later

polyethylene puts the dinner on my table every night.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:35 pm

Professional raconteur, whiskey tester, pasta maker, Renaissance man, and I run a small haberdashery in Hobbs, NM.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:38 pm

tommy1808 wrote:
Product Manager for industrial computers, and many people here will have contact with those one way or another......

AirPacific747 wrote:
Pilot qualified on the B787/B777 and currently flying the B787.


for example one of my Babies controlled the Autoclave that baked your workplace :)

But the coolest rig is one used for data acquisition for Satellites in their flight qualification and the stuff at CERN ....

best regards
Thomas


Awesome :D
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:46 pm

extender wrote:
Professional wine and whisky taster.

Are they hiring there? If so, I'll send my resume' :lol:

I've been working for an air freight forwarder for the last 35 years - if I am not careful, it might turn into a career........
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:53 pm

FatCat wrote:
polyethylene puts the dinner on my table every night.

That's a coincidence; my wife is called "Polly" too.

I'm afraid I haven't got her as well trained as yours; my dinner is usually still in the freezer.
Hence my own area of expertise; microwave engineer. :duck:

[I'll let that stand for one minute.]
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:54 pm

ER757 wrote:
I've been working for an air freight forwarder for the last 35 years - if I am not careful, it might turn into a career........

Do they have a snappy 3-letter name or are represented by a particular color?
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:59 pm

A320/A321 pilot.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:19 pm

Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm

I work with IT (support and management) and medical administration at the local hospital emergency clinic.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm

I have a Bachelors Degree in journalism, and physical disabilities.

I haven’t had a job since college, and it’s not like I haven’t been looking. Constantly. :(


Marc
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 pm

I listen sides and then tell them that if they can't find a solution then I need to intervene. Usually I don't have to intervene :)
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 pm

I am building a career in craniofacial embryology and anomalies research, whilst being involved in public engagement for awareness and acceptance of craniofacial differences (global public speaking and lecturing, media interviews, writing, other avenues).

Having been born with and lived with Treacher Collins syndrome (a rare congenital disorder of craniofacial development) has led me into this unique career.

I studied biomedical science and concentrated in craniofacial embryology at King's College London (2004-2007) and went on to earn my PhD in Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 2007-2012. From 2012-2015 I did my first postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary, in craniofacial 3-D imaging (mostly by microCT imaging) and morphometrics (analysis of morphology, or shape). From 2015-2018 I did a second postdoctoral fellowship, in craniofacial genomics, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. During that time, I made a visit to the University of Sao Paulo dental school and the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies in Brazil, which included lecturing, speaking, teaching, clinical and surgical observation, and engaging in research in assessing the volume of the upper airway in patients with Treacher Collins syndrome.

While I'm between jobs and seeking my next craniofacial research position (which would ideally also give me teaching experience), I am making myself useful as a consultant in 3-D imaging (by microCT) and analysis of dental and craniofacial specimens with a dental research colleague here at the University of Colorado. I am particularly interested in continuing my research more specifically in the area of 3-D imaging and volumetric assessment of the upper airway in Treacher Collins syndrome and other craniofacial and clefting conditions that cause anatomical obstruction of the upper airway. I am ultimately interested in returning to the UK or Europe to continue my career; I have lots of valued colleagues over there (and ever since I lived in London I have had an insatiable desire to return across the pond, where I feel more at home). Whilst I am most interested in research, I am also very interested in teaching about craniofacial disorders, genetics, embryology and developmental biology in a university or dental or medical school setting (i.e. a faculty level position, ultimately).

I mentioned earlier that whilst I'm doing research, I am also involved in worldwide public engagement for craniofacial anomalies awareness and research. I have given numerous talks and guest lectures at conferences, universities, dental schools, and other venues, to students, faculty, and other audiences. I have also spoken at primary and secondary schools across the US, Canada, and once in London. I have also given a number of media interviews. I plan to step up such efforts. I have travelled across the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

This summer the University of Dundee dental school in Dundee, Scotland, awarded me an honorary degree for my life's work in craniofacial research and public engagement.

Last year I co-authored and published a book, Wonderfully Made: The Dr. Francis Joel Smith, PhD Story, with a professional author, describing my life story with Treacher Collins syndrome, my adoptive family, my faith, and the genesis of my unique career in craniofacial research and public engagement.

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:12 pm

I make sure the airplanes you fly on structurally safe to fly on.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Crew Scheduling Supervisor at a Regional Carrier.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:38 pm

casinterest wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Voice over IP expert, call center programmer, I also deal with videoconferencing systems, and am looking towards doing network administration.


Ditto on the first part. But I really feel like a canine support handler/ pint size socialite uber driver most of the time


Fortunately my colleagues deal with users most of the time, while I'm doing the experting.

I work in a CAC40 company.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:42 pm

Aesma wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Voice over IP expert, call center programmer, I also deal with videoconferencing systems, and am looking towards doing network administration.


Ditto on the first part. But I really feel like a canine support handler/ pint size socialite uber driver most of the time


Fortunately my colleagues deal with users most of the time, while I'm doing the experting.

I work in a CAC40 company.


Ah a colorful company, I have worked on systems that hook into it in my lifetime.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:46 pm

I work for a tech startup here in SF that builds fleet management and quoting software for Part 135 and Part 91 operators. My job is mostly around pricing analysis and other aviation geekery. I’m also a washed up electro deejay.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm

FatCat wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
sustainable / finance / real estate guru

so you may help me find a reasonably priced office in Helmond now or later


haha, sure. 8-)
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:55 pm

cjg225 wrote:
ER757 wrote:
I've been working for an air freight forwarder for the last 35 years - if I am not careful, it might turn into a career........

Do they have a snappy 3-letter name or are represented by a particular color?

I have no idea what you are talking about :D

Funny thing is, with mergers/buyouts/consolidations etc, I've worked for six companies without ever leaving my desk
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:23 pm

I'm a Probation Officer in the USA
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 pm

cjg225 wrote:
North America Transportation Manager for a Fortune 100 manufacturer. We spend an enormous amount on international air cargo services, so I, too, use this site for work reasons occasionally in addition to my personal interest in aviation.

Olddog wrote:
My wife and me are lawyers.


jdstJD wrote:
See signature. :)

You both have my sympathies at your unfortunate choice of profession.

*is also a licensed attorney*


Yeah I feel the same at times...especially when I see those commercials for Jim Adler, “the TEXAS HAMMER” or “444-4444. There’s just one number to remember and that’s FOUR!” :roll: I’m sure anyone on here from Texas knows who I’m talking about.

Luckily I practice in a niche area of the law that doesn’t require advertising through commercials.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 pm

pahs2009 wrote:
I'm a Probation Officer in the USA


If it like in the counties I've work it's tough position, having to do home visits with a dangerous felon..lack of respect from the prosecutor office.
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Erebus wrote:

What are your thoughts on manufacturers striving to make new generation aircraft more reliable and with lower maintenance requirements?


Air transport category aircraft are immensely complex with a ridiculous level of interaction between system. Interaction that was unheard of when I got into the business.

The routine end of the business is between the manufacturer, the regulator and the operator...and, it’s not going away.

My end of the business (chronic problems) is only going to get more interesting and manpower intensive. Especially since we’re delving into the prognostication of aircraft problems using all kinds of predictive reporting tools.

I see the middle end of the business getting a little slack. As reliability goes up, through design and preventative maintenance, I see line maintenance getting a little lean, but that can’t be helped. The work will pick up on either end.

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