fast paced environment, learned many job functions, benefits were better than most places.
Pros: benfits were some of the best when we were cirrus. cirrus always encouranged fun in the workplace, and we participated in many company sponsered events.
Cons: we were spread way too thin at times, but we learned alot of different jobs.
Latest position there was Material Expeditor. I would print out work orders in SAP, gather appropriate documentation, (layouts, custom flow sheets, etc.) pull appropriate materials, issue and release to specific areas of the floor. There were 3 areas that needed to be kept running daily, these included Thickfilm, Reflow, and Die Attach.
Once a job was – more... completed, I would verify counts, receive material in and either store or move to the next location. I also performed weekly audits to ensure counts were spot on in all areas of materials.
I also worked as a Planner, which included attended daily meetings to determine priorities.I created work orders, posted schedules in appropriate areas, expedited operations that could potentially delay schedules. Conferred with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide data on priority changes. I learned many operations, inlcuding assembly, functional test, Quality Assurance, Incoming Inspection, Design Engineering Specialist, Customer Service and Sales, and also worked closely with procurement. This is one area I would have liked to have mastered.
The management always seemed to turn over there. In my 25 years there I saw alot of turnover. When Cirrus took us over, they eliminated some upper level manager positions and wanted new people to fill certain positions because they had Ivy League degrees that they felt were better than experience.
The co workers were some of the hardest working ,loyal and considerate people I have had the privledge to know. I created many lifelong friendships, and most of them were like family.
Hardest part of the job, saying goodbye to everyone when I was laid off after working with them for so many years, seeing the fear in their face wondering if they were next.
Most enjoyable part of the jobs, were that there was never a supervisor hovering over you, I worked unsupervised to perform the tasks at hand without any problems. – less