Any anons ever wagie'd in a gun/ammo factory?

What was it like? Any real difference than a regular light manufacturing job? Did it tend to attract workers who were into guns? Did it red pill you on cost cutting and quality control?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Didn’t read OP’s question. I just want to have seggs with that gril.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just realized she's photoshopped in lul. And probably the logo on her shirt too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just realized she's photoshopped in lul. And probably the logo on her shirt too

      Lmao, these, wtf.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It sucks, low pay, shit benefits. The gun manufacturer survived on contracted out Indian and chinese parts to keep costs down, and not to mention the margins are so low that they basically only make like $20-100 per gun.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Collected anecdotes suggest Kel-Tec is one of the better places to work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah gun manfs need robotics to get cheaper so instead of hiring hordes of pablo and his cousins or jamal they can have most of the work automated and have white/asian technicians making sure everything runs smoothly like a proper 21st century manufacturer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Robots are already cheaper, even with the supporting techs. I'm amazed at how many businesses owners will eschew actual efficiency and increased profits because they don't like the idea of having to pay a professional 150k+ a year and treat them like an equal.
        They'd rather spend more money on more people that they can pay & treat like shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I watched a video from pietta factory and it was all machines making machines.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a process tech at picrel, Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

    Basic bitch production here starts around $20/hr and it's 4 10hr shifts with occasional mandatory OT but mostly constantly being told "you can sweep and stand around for 10 hours or just go home and collect unemployment for this week".

    The workforce here is mostly younger people who started in the last 10 years of random hiring surges and then people that have been here forever. The ones that stay are mostly the ones who enjoy the low expectations/mundane/shitty conditions because it's an easy reliable paycheck and $20/hr+ is decent here in this part of the Midwest. You can still get a decent 70-80k house in town. Exist at the ammo plant for 4 years as a basic operator and you'll be making $25/hr and have decent benefits.

    There's higher paying shit too that takes no real extra work such as the people that work in the melt and the banding area. You can tell those who have been in there for 10+ years as they develop a yellow hue to their skin especially face and hands.

    It's still shitty enough if you want the most money for the least work you can do it but prepare to get cancer even with the 2 yearly checkups you're required to get if you work in certain areas like the melt. Yeah it's all heehaw yeehaw gun fudds.

    A regular light manufacturing job will probably be much better unless you get into a cushy spot at a plant like this. I just set up machines and get to fuck off in the technician office which thankfully is a shitty little shack with ac and play games for probably 7 of my 10 hours every day for $35/hr and I'm capped so take it for what it's worth.

    Also in general everything is hardly different than what it was here probably in the 80's. Dim halogen bulbs everywhere. Accidents can be pretty cool though, we accidentally had a building blow up a couple years ago but no one got hurt. Been awhile since someone died here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who fucking lets you collect unemployment when you can work enough hours for OT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most informative post I've read in months. Keep up the good work "technician" anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >develop a yellow hue to their skin especially face and hands
      Why is that? Chemicals?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably infrared tanning

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, something with the plastic explosives made in the melt.

        Who fucking lets you collect unemployment when you can work enough hours for OT

        welcome to the weirdness of our union. Even in peak times you literally will come in like one week a month and them tell you your line is down for maintenance you can either hang out and sweep and talk about dem libs with the boomers and collect full pay the full week or you can opt to take a week off and get unemployment which a lot of the laziest neckbeards will do every chance. Sometimes these can even be 2-5 months off at a time even, happened a lot actually but true story the Ukraine situation caught up to our production here in June/July and unless lines are down specifically for maintenance or big process switches the 1-5 month voluntary layoffs are gone for at least a year or two. However still plenty of people gone every week or playing with themselves on the floor because there's an issue with their line.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for curing my desire to want to own a munitions plant.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >be asian
      >be already yellow
      sounds like a win to me!

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    boobies

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worked night shift at a small private bullet manufacturer for a year. Neat first job. The two other coworkers I had were cool, and it was nice not really having a boss. Just show up, keep the line running, complete my checklist and go home. Felt good having a hand in making something, reckon I helped produce 6-7 million bullets during my time there. Pay was absolute ass considering the hazards and level of responsibility involved, #1 reason I quit. Management wasn't very involved or on the ball either. They closed down and sold the assets about 3 years later due to tightening left-coast zoning/pollution regulations; owners probably retired.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worked at geissele for a couple months between real jobs
    Place as it was run in my experience was a shit show
    Had a weeks worth of parts get rejected because the go/no-go pins I was given were worn, the factory is under insulated so you're chasing offsets all day in cold weather, and other misc shit

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Any anons ever wagie'd in a gun/ammo factory?
    I used to drop bombs in your mom, does that count? Poop bombs, son. My turds went up your mom'g vag.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worked at a savage factory making .22s
    One of the worst jobs I've ever had, moderately bad pay, horrendous management, my whole job was to push one button and they never let anyone do anything other than their primary station.
    Crazy turn over because no one wanted to deal with the BS

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there’s a guy in /arg/ who goes by DDanon, he works at Daniel Defense. he’s a CNC tech and dirt fucking poor, gets $15/hr but decent benefits. he likes it though, plus he gives insider info sometimes about new products. he leaked the specs of their handgun and the release date of the RIII line so he’s pretty reputable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$15/hr
      lol this is less than minimum wage where i am

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worked for a few years as a QCE at Sturm-Ruger.
    It was a job. Did not get weird til the robot began throwing golf club heads at nigh relativistic velocities, or the nepotism hires in the gun receiving department began ND'ing through the shop.
    Had in one night, a titanium golf club head, and a .45 caliber bullet just miss me.

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