Electrician (Former Employee) – Groveport, OH – April 9, 2017
Expectations and goals were lacking, seldom were goals and plans for the days work communicated. Good Pay, Long hours of mandatory overtime. Not conducive to team environment. Projects were not planned in advance and there was a lot of last minute changes. One supervisor would tell you one thing and another would say something else. There was the freedom to contribute your ideas, or at least communicate them, to management. The dirt and dust in the plant were really hard to take. Training and work standards were spotty at best with job training sorely lacking which led to different standards for different shifts.
30+year old plant that has recently begun a technology upgrade. We melt scrap steel and make train wheels. With multiple plants in the US and Canada there is a wealth of knowledge for anyone in the technological fields.
Very demanding job,but overall great place to work.
Sand Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – January 6, 2017
I would still be there if they hadn't,shut down.I wish we would have been given more notice about it.However,i was given the opportunity to move with the company,but couldn't just uproot my family to Kansas City.
Appreciation dinners were always given.
Sometimes would work 9 days or so before i get a off day.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Bessemer, AL – December 29, 2016
It was a fun place to work at. Always stayed active at work. As long as you keep yourself busy those 12 hours went by fast. It was good money though. Working 12 hours six days a week was tiring. Some of the managers had a bad attitudes and didn't care to be there. Also some of them was rude and didn't want to hear what you had to
Laborer.Machine Operator. tester. (Former Employee) – Highland, IN – September 12, 2016
a typical day at work was a consistent productive 8 hour shift. very smooth days. learned a lot about operating machines and safety. management was great. co-workers were very friendly and informative about every job I learned.
Electrician/Multi Craft (Former Employee) – Bessemer, AL – August 31, 2016
I have nothing to say concerning my employment with this company. This company shutdown and put a lot of people out of a job and no one seen it coming. So therefore I will say nothing of my time working at this company.
Good place to work met a lot of new friends and good pay
Inspector (Former Employee) – Hammond, IN – August 21, 2016
Work a ten hour shift do my inspections and test coil springs. Do visual checks. Learned how to use equipment for testing coil springs. Met new friends. Hardest part of the job was learning inspection. Once I learned the job then it was easy.
MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Bessemer, AL – August 17, 2016
Typical work day starts with morning meeting at 6:45am. Review health concerns and questions. Learned a lot at this particular job. Learned how to deal and work with a large number of different individual. Management team would do their best to meet our needs as employees. Toughest things about this job other than it being a very hot/cold environment was alooking one of the best things about the job: OVERTIME. Which equals a lot time spent at work rather than at home with family. But also a lot more compensation when working mandatory overtime.
Good benefits, Market drives the workplace, lots of work or no work
Senior Lead Inspector (Current Employee) – Bessemer, AL – June 14, 2016
The day to day operations were not predictable. Often times working 7 days a week 12 hours per day to keep up with Market demand. When the market is down working very minimal hours. Worked with lots of great people who I will continue to keep in touch with. The hardest part of the job was when equipment was down and not getting enough production.
Plant shutting down to idle for 6 months or longer
Welder (Former Employee) – Granite City, IL – May 10, 2016
I certification through ASF Keystone Inc. My primary responsibilities include welds on couplers and knuckles that connect rail cars together. I also assist with coupler assembly and help prepare them for shipping.
Horse Operator (Current Employee) – Granite City, IL – May 5, 2016
A typical day at Amstad Rail is fun and exciting. I learn something new everyday. Management is fun to work with. My co-workers are also fun to work with. Everyone gets along great. The hardest part of my job is lunchtime, mainly cause it's only 30minutes. The most enjoyable part of my job is completing my assigned task.