Chemical Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Rancho Cordova California – September 12, 2014
Pros: great salary and benefits
Cons: working environment is very dangerous hazardous chemicals everywhere explosives and acids too.
Work is out of the norm, It can be from a typical Warehouse job, receiving, data entry and issuance of raw materials which are Active pharmaceutical ingredients like bio or non bio hazardous chemicals to Quality ensuring of final products like making sure that weights and serial numbers on barrels matches whatever is on the paperwork then preparation for shipment to customer according to customer request i.e which pallet to use,how many barrels of final product per pallet, how many straps and shrink wrap to use, and transportation of raw materials or parts ordered from warehouse to the plant and deliveries of packages received on a daily basis from Fed Ex and UPS and other couriers and up to Obtaining chemical samples for laboratory testing making sure material integrity is preserved. Management is known not to have a back bone because of the amount of job/work being placed on a single employee and refusal to hire more people to lessen work load, But I personally have no problem with management and enjoys a working environment with them as well as my co-workers no matter how hard or difficult it is to catch up on a day's work we still have a solid fun team that work together like brothers and sisters If one co-worker has an issue we try to resolve or help with in ourselves then go to management or union rep If Issue cannot be resolved. The Hardest part of my previous job is the Chemical sampling, After we received and make sure that material matches paperwork it came with (Bill of Lading, Packing slip, C of A and Weight ticket for Tankers) we obtain samples according to company's – more... SOP we have a sampling booth where in we have to obtain chemical samples from drums or barrels as well as tankers, The hard part about it is Wearing all the PPE (Personal protective equipment) such as respirators and Tyvek's/ Tychem Its hard to move with the protective clothing. The most enjoyable part of the job (besides the huge salary) is my Co-workers no matter how hard and difficult the job or work load is we are still able to enjoy and have fun but work professional at the same time. – less