A Growing, Ambitious Company with Old fashioned Values
Procurement Coordinator (Current Employee) – Highland Park, IL – December 26, 2015
I really admire this company, which few people even in the area know about but has a fiercely loyal workforce and ambitious management. In the decade since it has gone public, this company has grown to become one of the biggest, most profitable companies in the country and one of the largest producers of Nitrogen fertilizer in the world. It is also full of people who have worked there for many, many years, and who love it so much they do not want to retire. I have worked many places, but few instill the passion amongst its employees that this one does.
Work with maintenance on small projects and with outside engineering firms on projects above 500K. Typical work day includes meeting with management to prioritize work, working with process to help define improvements, and meeting with firms about work and scope definition. Hardest part is realizing there is work that you can not complete. The plant is always in need of improvements. Most enjoyable part is a new challenge every day.
Production Supervisor International Mining Company (Former Employee) – Plant City, FL – June 19, 2015
I learned a lot and grew so much working here. This was a large phosphate plant . They produced fertilizer from digging and mining the ground to loading raw fertilizer in railcars and trucks to be shipped around the world. I learned how to work safe too.
Storage Field & Process Operator (Former Employee) – Illinois – June 8, 2015
Its a bait and switch to get you in the door if you have a solid back ground. they will sell you a song and dance but then wont pay for the song. A poorly operated company with a stellar outward appearance in reality its a house of cards built on quick sand.
Production Technician 1 (Former Employee) – Sioux City, IA – March 10, 2015
A typical day at work and what I learned was how to operate valves and/or instrument to adjust fluid levels, flow, temperature, pressures, speed of equipment, and starting/stopping of mechanical equipment. Lubricates and properly operate equipment. Used troubleshooting skills to find and report problems. Management was good All co-workers were great to work with Hardest part of job was working conditions (very hot and very cold) The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to learn somethings I think I would. Also enjoyed the shift work because I was able to see family a lot more.
free clothing and lunches
working outside everyday in all conditions no matter the weather
Instrument Technician Internship (Current Employee) – Donaldsonville, LA – February 10, 2015
I enjoy my time there getting to know my co-workers and learning as much about instrumentation as I possibly can. I typical day consist of being paired with an Instrument technician and observing and assisting the work being done throughout the day.
Laborer/Carpentry Helper (Current Employee) – Donaldsonville, LA – November 7, 2014
I've learn more about carpentry itself, from forms to rebar and actually building things. The management is well kept up. The co-worker are like family. The hardest part of the job is to keep from getting injured. The most enjoyable part of the job it to get it done without injuries and leaving safe.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Donaldsonville, LA – October 11, 2012
There was no such thing as a "typical day" being a security guard. It was impossible to predict what could happen or what routine work would get interrupted. Management and chain of command was extremely structured but hard to figure out which orders to follow. The hardest part of the job was that because I was trying to be completely alert throughout my entire shift was mentally draining.