Assembler (Former Employee) – Mount Carroll, IL – March 4, 2017
Working for Dura Automotive was enjoyable. Typical day at work consisted of assembling seat tracks for automobiles. I learned the safety of the seat tracks that were put into automobiles. The management there was ok. The hardest part of working there was when the parts were made incorrectly to try and assemble the tracks. My enjoyment of working there was the pay, the day shift and the benefits received.
Assembler/Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Hannibal, MO – February 15, 2016
Dura was a hard and dirty job, but I enjoyed going to work most days. Every day was different. I learned a lot about teamwork by working on the assembly lines and learned that you are truly only as strong as your weakest link. I left this position on a volunteer lay off basis after the company announced that they were closing my plant. I was able to go to nursing school because of the lay off and will forever be grateful that that opportunity existed for me.
Worked with some of the hardest-working people I have known, benefits
Company outsourced, very physical work, exposure to chemicals and other hazards
Orchard View Alternative School (Current Employee) – Fremont MI – March 15, 2017
CNC set-up operator. Setting up and changing over CNC's and changing tooling ,programs ,and running good parts. Also reading blue prints using calipers, mics,hight gauges ,and other measuring tools. To ensure good parts
I came in early to set up everything in my work station so when start time came, I was in full swing. I learned if you wait until start time to do all that, there isn't enough time for unforeseen events, like finishing required numbers in the face of downtime. K2XX co-workers were great. We worked together like one person, giving us all the satisfaction of a job well-done.
The hardest part of the job was switching to 1st shift. For me, that was a mistake. I discovered coming in at 2 and 4 a.m. didn't work for me nearly as well as 2nd shift. If I hadn't made that move, I'd still be there today.
A typical day at work required a combination of speed and accuracy. I always started early so when the start-of-shift buzzer sounded, I was already at full speed, making motors and welding electrodes. The 1st shift team had the same concept.
raises every 2 months, dinners on holidays and birthdays, everyone on a first name basis with plant manager
short breaks. no paid sick days. knives broke too easily - other supplies overall great.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Roseville, MI – August 5, 2016
They are RACISTS ...i worked there for 3 months and one of my managers was a womanizer ... The pay is low they work you like slaves for 6 days a week 10 hours a day.. The supervisors talk to you any kind of way its favoritism If you speak your mind they will fire you If they dont like you they will fire you ..terrible company all over
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) – Hannibal, MO – October 23, 2013
Loved working at Dura, everything about it people, work, even the management, they really cared. Loved working as a team. the hardest part of the job would have been the over time and working on Saturdays. the most enjoyable parts of the day would have to be all of us working together,loved it.
Productive and a fun place to work. Coworkers and management were great. Room for advancement.
Cell leader (Former Employee) – Spring Lake, MI – August 25, 2014
As a cell leader for the two-cell assembly line, I would have to assemble a tire carrier from each cell and test them to make sure they were up to quality standard, I would make sure my workers had all the components needed to assemble the product. I would assign a starting spot for each employee and they would rotate every hour to reduce repetitive motion injuries. Fill out lot traceability and production reports. Test five parts from each cell twice a day to make sure they were within the quality standards set by customer. I would relieve workers for bathroom breaks when necessary. Listen to any concerns they may have and report things that were beyond my capabilities and/or responsibilities to the supervisor. The hardest part of the job was problem solving when parts were substandard due to substandard components. This was time consuming and stressful on my body due to the many tests I would have to perform to bring the product back into customer specifications. I learned how to use a torque and tension tester and dillion machine. The most enjoyable part of my workday was interacting with my workers. We always got along well and looked out for each other.
Upper management took a great interest in the workers' needs, empowered me to make daily decisions in running the assembly line, good pay and compensation package.