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Great learning eviroment
QA/QC Inspector (Current Employee), Kriel powerstationJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: great learning oppertunities
Cons: long hours
12 hour shifts
learn things everyday
report to supervisor
work fast but productively
safety come first
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Productive work place at times very stressful.
Work Adjustment Instructor (Former Employee), Lexington, SCSeptember 4, 2013
Pros: eat lunch and relax for a few minutes.
Cons: machinery break down.
Picking up clients transporting to job site. Learned different methods of recyciable materials. management was strict. my co-worker was pleasant to work with. The hardest part was making sure the cleints put all the recyciable materials in correct containers. The most enjoyable part was no problems for the day.
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LOVED THE PATIENTS
Mental Retardation Specialist (Former Employee), West Columbia, SCMay 14, 2013
Pros: free lunches and dinners
IT WAS A JOY WORKING THERE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT I WAS TAUGHT WHILE WORKING THERE WILL ALWAYS STAY WITH ME
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Great Company, Good Work enviroment
Supervisor/co ordinator (Current Employee), Volksrust, MPApril 7, 2014
Pros: experience and knoledge
Cons: long hours, working on a contract basis(hourly rates) far from home
typical day at work is to start with toolbox talks, to make the workforce attend to work related hazards and dangers, I have learned a lot about safety, how to manage a team and site, to execute a task or job from start to finish by leading. Management is and were always helpful in giving advice to be able to do the work more efficient and correctly, – more... the hardest part of the work is to maintain a balance between the work done and the financial implications as well as to keep the workforce working safely, to let the people be able to go home safe everyday. The enjoyable part of the job is the experience I gain and to be able to be in charge of a job well done safely and correctly and on time. – less
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Good Realtionships . Organised workplace
Senior Safety Officer (Current Employee), Vereeniging, GPMarch 27, 2014
Pros: rewards
Cons: job security
Daily tasks Inspecting Site , Ensuring Regulatory Compliance , Ensuring Good Housekeeping Principals , Inspecting Lifting and tackle equipment , electrical equipment , scaffold and support work . Investigating near miss reports , Inspecting incident and accidents , internal audits on sub - contractors and Babcock site . I learned communication is key – more... in the workplace , Reporting near misses and Inspecting the workplace is key to prevent incidents and accidents . I learned that building good relationships with co-workers ensures a safe and happy workplace for all . The most enjoyable part of the work is dealing with people and ensuring their safety as well as making them safety conscious of their work . – less
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Great place to work. Well organised. All parties treated with respect.
Electrical Fitter (Former Employee), SCTJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: good people.
Cons: never had a job like it since.
My time with Babcock was easy. What made it easy ?
Well to start, a superb training programme, a wide range of skills were learned to a high standard from people who understood and valued young people and the simple concept that youth are the future and the key to long term success.
A genuine feeling of being valued and of being an asset to the whole – more... organisation. – less
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Did piping support/components details Did Isometrics drawings, GA’s and Materials Piping and equipment modeling (3d model)
Piping draughtsman (Current Employee), Bedfordview, GPJanuary 28, 2014
Did piping support/components details
Did Isometrics drawings, GA’s and Materials
Piping and equipment modeling (3d model)
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started with machinist level 1 and worked my way up to level 3 and became lead/hand and passed my C of Q,
Machinist Level 3 Lead Hand (Former Employee), cambridge onJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: 10 hrs/shift 4 days/wk, lots of over time
Cons: politices, redoing the set ups
Loved working there, Set up and run milling machines, lead hand for past 1 year.
Run over head cranes for moving parts.
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Day in the life of a Construction Project manager
Project Manager (Current Employee), Middelburg, MPDecember 27, 2013
Pros: insurance, cell allowance, car allowance, vehicle satelite tracking
Cons: long hours, stressfl environment, demanding client
A day in the life of a project manger.

Meetings and sorting out disputes of labour force. Securing relationships and developing processes. Strategizing on better improvement methods and doing risk mitigation.

Planning in advance for shut downs in the future and recruiting individuals for shutdowns.

Hardest part of the job is keeping the client happy – more... and managing the welding stats very carefully. – less
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supervising
Non-Craft Supervisor (Former Employee), Rosyth, SCTNovember 24, 2013
allocating work to workforce [ slingers and general labourers]
very cooperative when asked to complete tasks
completing refit from start to end
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Fun workplace
Network Control Operator (Current Employee), Forest Moor - Nr HarrogateOctober 9, 2013
Friendly staff. Well looked after. Good benefits system. Careeer enhancement capabilites
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Great people to work with
HR Administrator (Former Employee), 1000 Lakeside, Cosham, PortsmouthMay 27, 2013
Pros: local
The company made me redundant as i went on maternity leave in November, other than that the company were a good company to work for.
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managers let you get on with the jobif you required help you got it.
security co-ord (Former Employee), Waterbeach CambridgeMay 23, 2013
Pros: being able to do your job - had 2 good area managers.
Cons: site isolated
start 06.30 - log on fence patrol and site patrol. 08.00 -11.00 book-in all site personal - contractors passes and work permits and visitors passes and answer all phone calls. 12.00 site patrol 13.00 onwards book all personal contractors visitors off site with all paper-work completed 16.30 every body off site only security present-site patrol making – more... sure all doors are secure 17 .30 fill in all paper-work ready for shift hand-over at 18.20 18.30 leave site.Hardest part - making sure all contractors abide by the laid down health and safety rules - best part meeting and greeting all visitors. – less
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Fun workplace
Data Capturing (Current Employee), VanderbjilMay 8, 2013
Pros: lookin after they're poeple
Cons: long hours
Babcock is good company to work for, all people working here has a good sence of humor. But its not all fun and games we all take our jobs very seriuosly.
In every job we lurn something new, when i can learn something new im 1ste in line.
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Convenient place to work (central to southwestern Ontario). Excellent Engineering firm. Poor management.
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONApril 30, 2013
Pros: good personnel. benefits are above average.
Cons: salaries are below average. no advancement. management cannot relate to people.
The day started at 7:30 AM and ended after 5:00 PM. As an SPE the phone calls & E-mails start right away. There would be a constant stream of urgent issues to attend to immediately. Some die down would occur after 10:30 whereupon I would attend to long term issues (ordering, technical reports, meetings). After 12:30 there would be another rush of urgent – more... issues, usually shop related. The afternoon would be spent resolving issues and setting up meetings regarding the issues as required. Prior to leaving all E-mails would be cleared and at home in the evening I would check if new E-mails had arrived.

Besides technical matters, I learned to mange my time efficiently.

Management was not sensitive to people issues; how to manage people to achieve the best results without ruining them, how to mange personal conflicts, how to best use people. Management did understand technical issues. However, a deplorable lack of people skills made it a difficult place to work.

My co-workers were excellent. Friendly, cooperative.

Hardest part of the job was dealing with management.

Most enjoyable parts were dealing with co-workers and getting results. – less
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Marine Engineering Company with no thrills
Design Draughtsman (Current Employee), Devonport, Auckland, New ZelandJanuary 9, 2013
Every project is different, so you have to adjust to each situation differently.
Can be very creative while within the boundaries.
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Job Satisfaction
Launch Control Technician (Former Employee), BristolDecember 12, 2012
Pros: flexitime
Clear goals
working within a team
good communication
well qualified and flexible
reaching the end of a successful project
contributing to the team effort and success
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Good place to work
Quality Control Inspector / NDE (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONOctober 31, 2012
Pros: good benefits and pay
Cons: long hour, a lot of away time
I enjoyed working here.
Mock-up training was excellent.
Spent 4 years at Bruce power
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fun
enigneer (Former Employee), Newbold community schoolAugust 17, 2012
it was good fun working on the project with Babcock i learned valuable skills about engineering from them and leaned time management along with spread sheet skills and other such things
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administrator (Current Employee), creweAugust 5, 2012
Pros: non
Cons: long hours
answering phones
ensuring switchboard covered at all times
senior management hire car hotel and travel arrangements
flight bookings
co workers - easy to get on with
hardest part was travelling to crewe everyday from warrington