Lead FARO Tech / Machine Fitter (Former Employee) – Vanport, PA – October 3, 2015
Great diversified workforce with many skills working in harmony of each other. Formerly KMA Manufacturing, newly acquired by Esmark/Excalibur Machine was a great place for growth of a company. In the year that they owned the company it was quirky at first but bugs were being worked out and was turning into a smooth operating company with great potential.
Great work hrs 6 am to 2pm paid lunch
Lacking Engineering force to speed up shop fabrication times.
Chief (Current Employee) – Grand Island, NE – August 20, 2016
When I started out at Chief Fabrication I began on the bottom rung as a material cleaner. This meant 8 hours a day of handling a grinder and wire wheel grinder. It was tough work but as I progressed I kept moving up and learning more. Now I am not only a welder there but head of the robotic weld arm division. The staff and management were very beneficial in making this a reality for me.
Fast paced environment made difficult by untrained management
Project Manager for Mobile Services (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 18, 2016
Calling customers to determine needs, discussing pricing and services. Making appointments, going to customers homes to measure for new products and assess what they will need. Processing payments, ordering products, and working with vendors to build a relationship. Ensure all invoices and payments are filed properly. Delivering sales orders to purchasing. Upon receipt of product, ensure accuracy of order, and call customer to set up an install date
Able to set my own schedule
Management not well trained.Very little employee appreciation
Custom Fabricator (Former Employee) – Waupaca, WI – June 12, 2016
i loved this job. Each day showing up to work I got to customize products anything from a 10 min job to a large week long job and it was fabricating and welding from ground up using just the blueprints.I would grind, drill, tap, bend and cut all my own material.it was a small shop where we all worked together and the management was very good and let us do our own thing as long as we stayed productive.
fast days, own boss, small shop
low wage for what we did, no home life put many long weeks in
The atmosphere and culture there were great and management allows you to implement your vision and ideas. Employees would be rewarded for any process improvement and personal goals. It was a fun workplace to be at every moment of your day.
Productive and fun work place with great break room pool table included
Welder (Former Employee) – Centerline Rd, St Croix 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 20, 2015
Typical day at Charles Welding Shop would be a great day design, fabricate, weld and custom metal work like grills, smokers and flower stands. Fabricate and weld windows bars, door bars, yard gates, trailers, security gates. Measure and cut material according to drawings and blue prints. Owner and co-workers friendly. Always looks out for each other and makes sure all projects are completed.
A typical day at work for my job duty was heating up metal with a torture and the bending it on the Hot Bender. I learned how to work cmc machines. I was surrounded by very positive co workers. The hardest part about the job is having to keep earplugs in your ear all day.
A typical day at work was chaos working with un professional employees. I learned that this is not the company i want to further my career with. Poorly managed. In experienced co-workers. Nothing was hard about the job. Nothing enjoyable about the job.