For the last four years or so I've been working with a contract electrical engineer. He does an excellent job for me but is frequently overloaded. He is in his mid-50s and planning to retire over the next few years. Therefore I'm hoping to find someone to take over for him gradually over the next few years.
On average he does about 30 hours a month of work for me. Generally the limiting factor is his availability not my desire for him to work on my projects. In other words, I end up having projects delayed.
I am looking for either another electrical engineer to help us out or and electronics technician. I am very busy and very demanding. I have no interest whatsoever in working with an irresponsible, ineffective, and inefficient amateur. Been there done that. Plenty of times. I am looking for a "real pro" who is able to get work done on time and on budget who is easy to get a hold of on the phone during regular business hours.
See, much of the work that I need done is not actually electrical engineering but rather electronic technician work. The electrical engineer I work with finds this type of work both tedious and uninteresting.
At the moment we need to get a small wooden jig built and that will be used to assemble electronics. It is primarily mechanical work, but we would like someone with electronics background so that they could help us with future projects. we estimate the project may take only two hours or three hours to complete.
Finally, having access to a small machine shop either in your garage or somewhere close to where you live that contains tools such as a lathe, band saw, belt sander, drill press, etc. would be a big plus. I don't need you to do production quantities but I frequently need to get prototypes made out of either plastic (generally polystyrene or ABS) or wood (generally plywood and or two by fours).