Pros: decent wages, work half of the year when no overtime is required
Cons: 12 hr shifts working nights, high health care, no vision insurance
Mostly fine tune adjustments of various pieces of equipment and support of machine operators. On the fly repair of broken equipment and root cause analysis when necessary. Management selects a priority list of lines running according to customer needs so my two other coworkers and myself know which lines to attend to first. The hardest part of my job is following behind someone else's repair that was essentially a "band aid" and not properly addressed on the first call.
Not knowing a great deal about electrical, have learned some troubleshooting and a little about how to read prints and follow circuitry. I like learning new skills with my job and really enjoy working with my hands.