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Old 04-13-2013, 06:45 PM
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Hey there everyone, I am a 56 year-old married man who is considering moving back to Tucson after 33 years. I have been a commercial fisherman during most of that time, went back to school to be a machinist,{didn't seem too realistic to to continue into my 60's!} and have been employed as a machinist in Jerome Idaho.I worked as a bouncer at the Sundance Saloon by 22nd and Alvernon I believe and worked for Jack Furrier tire center{his sons opened up an off-road supply store right next door] Anyway it's been a long time. Can't get into the vibe or culture? here at all, south central Idaho, to me is a wasteland on a whole lot of levels,for me anyway. I am a fourth generation musician and this place is like the land that time forgot as far as art and music go. Okay, enough slamming Twin Falls etc. How is the music scene there? it used to be pretty vibrant as I recall, pretty important element as far as a home base goes. So I am wondering about machinist job out looks and of course housing. I have been on the internet comparing Albuquerque and Tucson for about six months read too much probably,Thinking Flowing Wells or Casas Adobes any updates are more than appreciated thanks.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:48 AM
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Default back to Tucson

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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Well, the Arizona forums are kinda slow, but other than asking about the music scene (what kind? Do you want to play, do you want to listen, do you want to dance to it?) I don't really know what questions you are asking.

The housing scene? We have 'em, they are cheaper than a lot of places, but without knowing what you are looking for its hard to help, but there are a LOT of threads in here that talk about this, so poke around a little and most of your questions will probably be answered.

As for machinist jobs; I haven't the foggiest, but I am sure someone here does if you give them a little something more to to work with.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:04 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I have worked in the aviation field as far as machining goes, in Kent Wa. made parts for Boeing, Mcdonnel-Martin, Dept. of Defense and the f-22 raptor in 1999. I can run c.n.c. or manual machines. As far as music, I play drums and bass and like classic rock ,blues, country-rock etc. Housing a 3bed 2bth fixer-uper is what I'm looking for, thanks
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:48 PM
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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You won't have any trouble finding the house but don't dally because prices are finally going up. Sorry to say I don't know anything about machinist jobs.

The job ads that appear in the AZ Daily Star are also listed on CareerBuilder. You can post your resume on CareerBuilder. When I did that, I got two calls. Not much and they didn't pan out, but someone reads it.

When I typed "machinist" in their search engine, some things did come up, some of them recent:
tucson.com - CareerBuilder - Jobs

Jobing.com is another job search site that is big in AZ. They bought the naming rights to the hockey arena in Phoenix, so they must be making some money. Got some hits there, too:
Machinist Jobs in Tucson | Jobing.com

Needless to say, anything online isn't written in stone, although these websites are vetted by professionals, so they are safer than Craigslist. The worst that happens is the company doesn't have a real opening, they are just testing to see if their own employees are looking for other jobs. Also, sometimes the listings are old. But I've gotten some valid interviews from those two sites.

Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Hey, Redwood Curtain! I joined this site right this moment just so I could reply to your message. Did you happen to know Steve "Teflon" Vasquez back in your bouncer days at the Sundance Saloon? He was a bar back, I believe, or maybe a bouncer, too. Well, he passed away in 2007. As for the music scene here in Tucson, I've got my finger on the pulse of a lot of what's going on around here music-wise due to my shooting videos of bands, primarily The Mike And Randy 420 Show a/k/a Top Dead Center who perform covers of songs by the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, stuff like that. Downtown has been somewhat revitalized with many new shops, restaurants, etc. plus we now have a street car system that runs from the University area all the way to downtown and back. Still not sure if that's a good thing. If you're into the '60s scene, you might like 4th Avenue which is Tucson's own little Haight-Ashbury. As for homes and job opportunities, you may have to investigate other sources for that information. I'm sure there's a lot of opportunities available out here for a machinist. Anyway, chances are you might have already made the move since your post goes back over a year ago, so let me know what your current situation is. Take it easy.
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