Interesting workplace with a lot of opportunity to learn.
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee), Bridgeport, WV – March 23, 2014
Pros: lots of opportunity to learn.
Cons: management, location.
I was given the chance to learn a lot of different stages of the manufacturing process for both composites and metals. I also was able to learn about the assembly of these details. If I was interested in a process, I could go to an area and see how it was done. However, the management decisions, especially regarding the assignment of engineers, seemed – more... random. We went through a lot of managers, and each one wanted to do something different. – less
Very poor management. Unavailable for up to weeks at a time to sign purchasing requisitions that were required on ALL purchases; This of course caused missed deadlines which were then blamed on purchasing. Always seemed to be a sense of cash-flow problems. Outright hostility between the various locations instead of an atmosphere of teamwork. I received – more... a consistantly positive performance appraisal, but while working out my two week notice, I suddenly became the worst employee they ever had, according to management. – less
Network Administrator (Former Employee), Bridgport, WV – September 4, 2012
Pros: skill building, fun
A typical day would start rather early at 5:00 a.m. to support staff who began the early shift. I would resolve any issues that was brought to my attention. I would check the backups from the night before. Log the backups place new tapes in the backup device for the next backup. I would check all the servers to make sure they were all operating as they – more... should without errors. The rest of my day performing technical refresh, troubleshooting repairing issues, manage the phone sytem make all changes if needed.
I learned how to troubleshoot and repair CAD issues / Plotter issues / Setup and configure MAC Laptops and WIFI's. I learned to migrate servers from Windows NT to Windows Server 2003. I learned to manage Exchange 5.5. I learned how to configure VoIP on a Seimans phone switch and well as manage TDM Phones. I learned how to troubleshoot and repair issues with ADP Accounting software. I learned to manage the companies database. I learned to troubleshoot why vendors were not able to connect to their VPN though our network system. I learned how to troubleshoot and repair communication issues via WAN. I learned how to attend the morning management meetings and give a report on technologies that were being implemented, their status, and any new ideas to be presented for approval. I learned a lot about how products the company were making were being made from the design perspective to the finished product.
My co-workers were great to work with. There needed to be more of us. We worked very well as a team and learned from each other.
I did not get an opportunity to work very much with management other than to resolve issues with their MAC.
There wasn't a hardest part to the job. I enjoyed everything I did. I looked forward to every challenge and every task.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to watch the engineers build a piece of the product on the computer and watch it become a product in the clean room. – less