Pros: healthcare, ppe
A typical day at the mill is processing Grain Oriented Electrical Steel (GOES) per customer requirements. Out of all of the years that I have worked for the company, I have learned that every operator has their own way of running their machine, and that no 2 operators are alike.
Of all the management personnel that I have worked for over the last 15 years, the majority of them seem to be truly interested in what their employees have to say whether it is something about their machine or personal matters. As for my co-workers, they all have seemed to be very helpful and some have become very close friends with me and my family. I attribute this as we are there to perform the same job and want to see everyone go home to their families at the end of the day.
The hardest part of the job from a steel mill standpoint is knowing and accepting the fact that no 2 coils are exactly the same, and being able to make adjustments to the machine in order to process those coils can be challenging as well. As far as the most enjoyable part of the job, is when payday arrives and looking at the pay stub at the incentive portion and seeing that all of the hard work has paid off.