Pros: benefits and good veteran workers.
Cons: plant manager, operations manager, no life outside galesburg, no resources to be successful.
Gates Corporation, especially Galesburg, IL manufacturing and North America Hose and Assembly, states they support health and safety, but they do not provide the necessary resources to complete the tasks. I was expected to maintain a 300% work load and still meet all regulatory and corporate compliance. The facility, machinery, and management systems have been neglected for years and will take years to correct at present state. The HSE Specialist (Manager) position is not set up for success with little or no support from other management positions (e.g. maintenance is under-staffed so support is difficult to get, Operations Manager is more interested in production, plant manager makes promises he does not keep). If you apply for the Galesburg, IL HSE Manager position, expect 60-80 hour weeks and plenty of stress.