Manufacturing at it's finest with not so great management
CNC Machinist/Tool Room Skilled Support, Alamance, NC - July 21, 2015
The job itself is a very enjoyable job. I get to come in write programs machine parts to conform with the global industry standard for induction hardening with limited to no supervision. Just after a while making the same parts time and time again can start to burn you out. The management in my opinion is poor. If your in the main office then maybe it's not so bad but the company has a hard time communicating with its employees. Not to mention the support roles that aid the manufacturing process tremendously have the least amount of budgeting. Operating on 15 year old machines, limited tooling, and lack of a designated work space for writing programs/designing parts should be factored in to the budgeting more. But I can understand where management is coming from because it is a support role not what really makes them money. However to make money you have to be willing to spend money and the support roles at GKN Driveline are on the last of their priorities. If it wasn't for the long commute and poor management I probably wouldn't be leaving so soon. The pay is pretty fair although the benefits could be better.