GKN is a strong company that is the leading supplier of CVJ's to customers worldwide. I work 3rd shift, so the hardest part of the job is trying to be excited about coming into work after being on 3rd shift for 22 years. I enjoy what I do and am (in my opinion) very good at what I do. My coworkers are very easy to get along with and I enjoy working with them. I have learned alot about the machining process in the 22 years I have been here, as I did not have any machining experience when I came here. Management is fairly easy to work with and for the most part are fair. There could be better communication between mangement and the employees on the shop floor. The most enjoyable part of my job is actually doing my job. Figuring out why a machine won't hold size or whatever the problem may be, it's very self satisfying to find the problem, fix it and put the machine back into production.
A typical day for me at work: Come in and get a shift passdown from the previous shift on any problems that occurred with the equipment during their shift. If any change overs need to happen, I do them at the appropriate time and as efficiently as possisble. Check with operators throughout the shift to ensure their equipment and machines are running properly and efficiently producing quality parts.
good people to work with
lack of communication between management and employees, and working 3rd shift.