Challenging environment due to eminent plant closure
Quality Inspection Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Englewood, CO – March 20, 2013
My job as a Quality Inspector was both proavtive and reactive. Priorities would shift due to Production and Shipping schedules. A typical day would include Receiving, First Article, and Final inspections, documentation reviews, and preparation of shipping certifications. Even though the work staff was over 60 people, the environment was more of a "family-owned" business. We worked cohesively, with the customer requirements, being our main objective.
One of the drawbacks of this job was the ever-changing management team. In the twelve years that I was employed there, Accellent had 8 Quality Managers and 7 Directors of Operation.
The hardest part of the job was during the last 10 months of operation when we knew that the plant was closing in January 2013, and that inventory levels had to be increased. With increased production, both in weekly hours and temporary employees, the inspection levels also rose.
The most enjoyable aspect of the job was the diversity in the QA lab. Priorities were always shifting; the job did not become routine.
diversified work day; shifting priorities, good benefits, great severance package when facility closed in january
mnagement team was ever-changing. no manager lasted more than 2½ years