The West's Networking Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AngryScot, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Whiskytoast

    Whiskytoast Been here awhile

    May 9, 2010
    Peoria, AZ
    I'm a carpenter by trade, but I've been going to school for the last year or so trying to wait out crash.
    I decided to get into a Physical Therapy Assistant program. I knocked out all of the prerequisites, except for the voluntary internship with a PT. I'm 41, clean cut, good attitude. I figured this might be a good place to ask with all the broken bones being talked about, one of you guys has to have a good hook up with a PT, let me know.I live in Peoria, but I'm happy to drive across town, Tuesdays and Thursdays are best, but I'll make any arrangements I can. my email is or PM's are fine
  2. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

    Oct 13, 2006
    Cork, Ireland
    Ok, here's me.
    Any work you need done with bobcat, backhoe, excavator and crane.
    Site clearing, drainage, sewer, heavy lifting, you name it.
    Keen rates and top quality work.
    Available in bay area and surrounding areas
  3. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fulltiming in an RV! Currently Arizona
    This applies to anywhere, not just Southern California where I'm located.

    If you're looking for under-valued commercial deals that are off-market and you are ready to buy, PM me now. Please, serious buyers only.



    PS: I also deal with residential properties at wholesale prices for cash buyers.
  4. owensdrylake

    owensdrylake Adventurer

    Jun 12, 2010
    Rent out an original mountain cabin from the 30's up in the Eastern Sierra between Bishop and Mammoth.

    Two wheel friendly, dirt, pavement, touring, Yosemite, you name it. Perfect for one or two, during the spring run-off the creek roars and splashes up to the deck.

    Also have land for sale, southern California all the way up the 395 to Lassen county. Large and small acreage pieces, some perfect for bike riding or base camps. If you're looking to own desert land with easy monthly payments email me. Have some secluded mountain lots too with springs/streams.

  5. jakethewonderpup

    jakethewonderpup just ridin along

    Jan 6, 2004
    down in da hood
    The time has come for an independent BMW repair shop in San Francisco... Bavarian Cycle Works opens its doors for business on Monday Dec 20 bright and early at 7;30 in the am. give us a call or shoot us an email
  6. Hank22

    Hank22 Been here awhile

    Nov 18, 2002
    back in the desert
    FULLY FOCUSED, a microscope service company dedicated to improving your image.

    We repair and provide preventative maintenance to microscopes in the biomedical, industrial, semiconductor and educational markets. We are also experts with Nikon's wafer inspection products; Optistations, wafer loaders and DART software (Defect And Review Technology).

    Fully Focused is based in the Phoenix Arizona area but our territory is as far as you are willing to pay.
  7. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Mistrusts Squirrels

    Apr 16, 2008
    The company that my wife works for is looking for an assistant manager if any of you guys are qualified and looking for a position.

    The William Warren Group is an Entrepreneurial Real Estate Company that invests and manages various commercial assets throughout the West Coast including Hawaii. Our portfolio includes 50 properties comprising approximately 2.4M net rentable square feet valued at 300M; ranging from retail centers, multi-family housing and self storage facilities.

    We are seeking a full-time Assistant Manager for our StorQuest Self Storage facility in Mission Hills.

    Job Description:
    • Maintain customer service and selling as the number one priority
    • Maintain store appearance and product presentation to company standards
    • Monitor tenant relations including analyzing, abstracting and monitoring leases, reviewing tenant billings, analyzing lease clauses, preparing leasing/tenant reports, enforcing tenant compliance, and ensuring that all landlord obligations are fulfilled
    • Accounting duties including tenant rent collections and late notices
    • Interface with your direct manager regarding leasing, operations, marketing, accounting and financial performance
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or 1-2 years of experience in retail sales or customer service
    • Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook (Competency test administered).
    • Must pass a background check
    • Must have reliable transportation
    • Excellent reference check
    • Professional demeanor and appearance
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus

    This organization’s success has been built on people who are willing to take risks, make decisions and be held accountable. The company culture is energetic and fun with tremendous room for career advancement.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • $11 per hour plus quarterly bonuses
    • 401K matching
    • Health and dental insurance benefits
    • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
    • Free self storage unit
    • Contests with fun prizes and performance awards
    • Quarterly regional fun events sponsored by the company (i.e. sporting events, concerts, outdoor activities, dinners, etc.)

    For additional information, please visit our website at and
  8. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    My company is looking to fill the following positions:

    Information Architect (Alexandria, VA)
    Information Architect (Seattle, WA)
    Interface Engineer (Alexandria, VA)
    Internet Research Analyst (Seattle, WA)
    Senior Programmer/Technical Lead (Alexandria, VA)
    Senior Programmer/Technical Lead (Seattle, WA)
    Senior Project Officer (Alexandria, VA)
    User Experience Associate (Alexandria, VA)
    Web Developer (Alexandria, VA)
    Web Developer (Seattle, WA)

    We're a small web development / internet strategy company (~50 employees) focusing on non-profits, foundations and government agencies, nationally and internationally.

    I've worked here for over 10 years and it's not by chance. The company culture and a bunch of smart coworkers make this a great place to work. We currently have offices in Seattle, WA and Alexandria, VA with a few other folks scattered around the country. If you have any questions on any of the positions or the company itself feel free to give me a holler.
  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

    Jun 28, 2007
    I'm looking for some help learning how to edit video using Adobe Premiere Elements 9. I'm in the San Fernando Valley and would love a quick, informal lesson from an ADV rider familiar w/ this software and GoPro cameras.
  10. truckguy

    truckguy awesomeness!

    Nov 30, 2010
    Omaha, NE via Tulsa, OK
    I'm looking for a job in the southern Cal region, preferably anywhere from LA to San Diego, but am open to other areas as well.

    Most of my experience is in the shipping/logistics industry; I was a manager at FedEx for a number of years. I also am knowledgable in carpet cleaning, restoration, and the repair of the machines.

    That's what I'm experienced in but am more than willing to learn anything. I'm 23 and have no bills so I don't need a lot of money but certainly enough to live on. I have money saved up so I don't need relocation or anything..just a job to come out to.

    Its hard to find a job living so far away, so that's why I'm seeking assistance or if you know of anything. I can send a resume, PM me here, or call/text 918 576 1123. Thanks a lot in advance!:wink:
  11. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

    Nov 28, 2006
    El Segundo, CA
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    Resume available on request, but summed up as:<o:p>

    Aerospace Engineer (Bachelors Degree)
    Minor in Mathematics
    Minor in Materials

    Minor in Explosives Engineering
    Certificate in Explosives Engineering

    2 years of explosives engineering research.
    3 years of microsatellite thruster research.
    8 years of self employment; owned 2 businesses (one lawncare, one industrial tool sharpening).

    Manual and CNC machine tool (lathe and mill) experience.

    Previously employed in an aerospace prototype/design lab.
    Currently employed in a foundry/machine shop.

    Familiar with Solidworks, Catia, Ansys, MasterCAM, EasyCAM, Magmasoft, White Seismology, C++, HTML, Microsoft Office, CNC G-Code.
  12. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Long timer

    Dec 22, 2005
    Inside the Orange Curtain
    My brother is looking for work. He was taking care of my dad for the last few years full time. He quit his job to do this. My dad passed away a couple of weeks ago and now my brother is looking for work. He has several years of welding experience as well as an areospace background. He has been working on a welding certification through Mount Sac however he stopped going when my dads health took a nose dive in Dec. What he needs now is a job. If you think that you have a job for him, please pm me and I will have my brother contact you. My brother is very honest and if he doesn't think that he will work out for you he will be upfront about it so he doesn't waste your time or his. He lives in Dana Point, Ca. Thanks for reading this.........John
  13. Augie_Dogie

    Augie_Dogie Ride More; Post Less

    Oct 14, 2005
    Somewhere in Southern Nevada
    Molycorp Minerals, LLC
    Mountain Pass, CA
    navigate to human resources

    Multiple Positions, presently:

    Account Manager
    Entry Level Lab Chemist-Contract
    Field Services Chemist
    Human Resources Representative
    Inventory Coordinator
    Journeyman Electrician
    Mechanical Superintendent
    New Construction Accountant
    Operator Trainee
    Process Engineer
    Purchasing Agent
    Senior Project Engineer
    Shift Supervisor
    Warehouse Supervisor

    Positional needs changer weekly.

  14. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old, slow, fat guy just riding around.

    Sep 9, 2007
    Carson Valley, NV
    Employment with Uncle Sam at Ridgecrest and Point Mugu CA.

    Now accepting applicants with advanced degrees (PhD and Masters) and Bachelors and Masters with a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in the following categories for immediate appointments: Aerospace Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Electrical/Electronic Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research Analyst

    Website for more info:
  15. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

    Nov 17, 2006
    on the road
    I'm a freelance product designer, and do a lot of work in the outdoor sports and motorsports industries.

    Crux Studio
  16. FullSails

    FullSails Drunken Raider

    Dec 3, 2009

    I'm lining up in Humboldt County California and I'll be graduating from HUmboldt State University in May with a degree in Geology. I am looking for a geology job in the Reno/ Carson City area.

    I also have a degree in automotive technology and atomotive fabrication from WyoTech in Laramie, Wy. I worked for a couple years as a fabricator for a concept car manufacturer in Orange, Ca. I can mig tig and gas weld. I ran a race parts manufacturing line for about a year with the same company.

    I am really looking to get out of the rain and back to the desert so if anyone knows of any jobs out there PM me.

  17. atmh

    atmh Adventurer

    Sep 3, 2009
    So Calif!
    Hey everyone!

    I'm starting a business making waterproof luggage specifically for the Adventure Rider and touring motorcyclist.

    I'm kicking it off with a really simple product - a waterproof liner or insert specifically for laptops and other small electronic devices.

    You can check out my website and facebook page here:
    (website isn't live yet. It should be good to go in 1-2 weeks)

    I'll be having a launch party soon in the LA/OC area of California, ADV Riders are all invited. The Facebook page and website will have the most up-to-date information, but I'll post about it here when I have an official date and more information.

    Ride Safe,

  18. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

    Mar 22, 2006
    The Second, CA
    T Shirt Design and Printing

    We are a company doing T shirt designing and printing. We can handle any size order from 1 - 1000 (or more). Want a one off of your bike? We can do it. Need souvenir shirts for your rally, event or club? No problem. You supply the design or let me design it.

    Some samples of my designs:

    Our web site:

    More more info contact me:
    Mike Melone
  19. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

    Aug 25, 2008
    Corona, CA
    Specializing in BMW and KTM Motorcycles
    Adventure, Dual Sport, Dirt Bikes & Touring
    Factory Train motocycles Master Technician
    Qualty work at a fair prices

    shop address
    169 N Maple st #H
    Corona CA 92880
  20. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

    Sep 7, 2007
    Simi Valley, CA
    I see a few people looking for aerospace work. I'm employed by Parker Aerospace in So Cal. Parker has several facilities in the L.A. area.

    Go to and look under careers. They also have many jobs in the industrial divisions also. Parker is short for Parker Hannifin.

    I'm not in HR so this is not a guarentee of a job, just a heads up.