The work environment is very harsh but the pay is great. The company sold, so they are no longer here in Minnesota. The companies contract had expired with the University of Minnesota. Now the steam plant is being run by another company.
I was a contract employee at Foster Wheeler working on a chemical project. The team was quite good and cohesive. Well experienced designers and management, which made it very productive and a nice place to work.
When moving to new location, badges provided had to be used. Kept track of when you arrived and every time you went in or out.
Project Managers were always available at disciplines meetings to relay information from client or our upper management (Good or Bad).
Meetings with client and FW personnel would end up speaking Spanish. I had to stop and remind them that I did not have a problem with that as long as they provided me the resolution to the problems so they could be noted correctly in the "Minutes of Meeting".
Birthday month. brought in cake to share with everyone that had a birthday that month.
Had choice of eating in our building or accross to other building.
Hiring new graduates as project engineers, many lacked any technical background, as a result thier function was to comment on scedules and write reports
• Revised and prepared Engineering requisitions into AMUSE business system • Prepared and issued request for quotations (RFQ's) for general commodities to suppliers in order to obtain competitive and responsive quotations. Reviewed all documents and attachments for completeness/correctness. • Developed, stablished and maintained strong relationships with suppliers to provide more cost effective and efficient methods in order to achieve maximum cost savings, and support by the supplier. • Translator/Interpreter, responsible of translating for our Spanish speaking clients during meetings, conference calls, emails and any other documentation.
Logistics (Former Employee) – Baytown, TX – June 19, 2017
was a good company to work for. lots of good overtime and great culture.very good about keeping everyone cool and well hydrated. got removed because of un-safe work but overall good understanding company.
This company was so big that the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. I saw people sit idle for weeks while others had so much overtime that they complained that they didn't have any home life.
Rodbuster (Former Employee) – Baytown, TX – June 20, 2016
Learned new things daily. Give you great pay and but did not get any per diem. My co workers where very down to earth people. It was enjoyable because i was learning new things. The hardest part of my job was being away from my family if i had them there with me i would have stayed on there then again they promised us perdiem but we never recieved it