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gravy258
12-10-2014, 04:22 AM
i'm a diesel mechanic by trade (C&G 1,2,3) and have spent ten years downunder on transport refrigeration. Working on TK and Carrier. I'm a pretty good allrounder and switched on. I enjoy the job.

So would i get a job with just a F-gas level 1 and the experience/diesel qualification

what parts of the UK is the hotspot for jobs in Transport. I prefer working on trailer units.

I'm from Birmingham originally so would like to work around there. Who fixes the fridges around there ? Pullman and Marshall's ?
There appears to be more jobs where the housing costs more.(down south)

Most adverts ask for experience with GAH, Frigoblock and Hubbard, none of which we have in Australia. These are just off engine drives and nothing too hard to pick up on ?

cadwaladr
12-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Why would you want to leave oz to come to this place,have you bumped your head or on the run from the cops!!!

piewie
12-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Why not give Turners (Soham) Ltd. They are just outside Cambridge near Newmarket and when I left there 5 years ago they had a fleet of about 250 fridge freezer trucks they have there own guys and also contract out some of their work. It sis also a nice area to live in. I used to live near there in Bury St Edmunds.

gravy258
13-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Why would you want to leave oz to come to this place,have you bumped your head or on the run from the cops!!!

Hah, I don't have any family here, got heaps over there, all thick brummies.
You must know some places in brum Dennis. Telford being the overflow for the place!

Its not 100% yet that i'll leave here, as the visa situation for the Aussie wife is a real pain now.

Just testing the water.

cadwaladr
13-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Yes know plenty of Birmingham who do you work for in oz,I have good friends in Melbourne

gravy258
14-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Yes know plenty of Birmingham who do you work for in oz,I have good friends in Melbourne

Daniel was telling me just last week about your six weeks here,
i used to work for him,
i now work for a very big refrigerated transport company.
he was saying that you might come back again ?

Paul

cadwaladr
14-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Not sure if border security will let me thru this time!!,Daniel is a good man looked after me very well I certainly made an impression trying to get back this year dependent on the old finances and love life.

gravy258
18-10-2014, 04:43 AM
the border security are mean buggers here, even Australians can't get them to smile. Just don't pack your fin comb.
Daniel was saying that he packed you off to Tassie and QLD, as i was asking him if you had anytime to do a bit of work. He is a top bloke, i've known him ten years now, always very generous.
So who do know in Brum then chap.

cadwaladr
18-10-2014, 08:29 PM
The flight was great,took everything but forgot to print off Daniels address tried to retrieve it from the laptop in Dubai ,when I got to passport control in Melbourne thought I was going to be turned around lots of questions then they let me in!! But they are stone faced *******s you are correct,yes did some work quite interesting different style of work to the UK,but a lot off my work is on commercial refrigeration.

gravy258
22-10-2014, 08:10 AM
how was the work in Australia different.
Daniel said you was sh1t hot on vectors

cadwaladr
23-10-2014, 03:46 AM
Daniel is too kind! **** hot on vectors? nice to know he was pleased with me,the work seemed more precise taking into account the climate and the reefers having poor insulation you have to be on your metal no space for second guessing and the distances in oz

s4ndy
10-11-2014, 06:48 PM
If nothing comes up why not think about Scotland I am currently looking for a good engineer .

gravy258
11-11-2014, 07:10 AM
cheers mate, i'll keep that in mind.
there seems to plenty of jobs where the houses are expensive, like Southampton and the south east.

segrub
14-12-2014, 10:13 PM
cheers mate, i'll keep that in mind.
there seems to plenty of jobs where the houses are expensive, like Southampton and the south east.
contact Thermo King Northern first for that area better option than Marshalls or Micheal Ward

gravy258
16-12-2014, 05:45 AM
contact Thermo King Northern first for that area better option than Marshalls or Micheal Ward
what, for the west midlands area ?

Paceeng
28-01-2015, 05:11 AM
Come to NZ,
we'll give you a job.

gravy258
28-01-2015, 05:56 AM
my missus can't stand the accent buddie, theres plenty of your lot here already !