Great place to work. We felt like a family because we had been together so long.
Pros: great pay, benefits, great working conditions
Cons: 20 minutes for lunch
Working at Albany International was not like any other place I had worked before. The plant was clean and orderly with a controlled environment. The day started at 6:00 a.m. and I knew to check the board everyday to see where I would be working. It was a seat down job but I had to get up from time to time depending on what needed to be done. When I had to do a set up it usually took a good part of the day if not all day. Just depended on the fabric being set up. I learned how to use a measuring tape, math, and how to pay close attention to detail. The fabrics were for paper machines so the seaming process had to be near flawless. Any imperfections in the forming fabric could show up in the printing process and the customer and their product had to come first. The belts were used to make paper, diapers, surgical gowns, and many other items. The co-workers were a great bunch of people for the most part. As with any group of people no day was perfect. But, all in all, a great bunch of people I miss very much. The hardest part of the job was learning everything I needed to know to feel comfortable to do the job. The job usually took around a year to be fully trained. In that amount of time there were production numbers to be met in order to top out. The majority of people working there usually topped out before the year was up. The very hardest part was when the plant closed in 2010. The most enjoyable part of the job was the way the company wanted the employees to have a great working environment with great benefits and pay. Seemed like they really cared about the people. It was not like going to a job at all. It was more like learning a craft.