Production is always better when machine runs smoothly.
Machine Operator-Corrugator/knifeman (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – August 1, 2013
Pros: free lunches normally were maybe once a year for no safety work incidents.
A typical day at work would be, arriving at ten for split shift. Relieving first shift knifeman and taking control of operations. At times first shift knifeman would come back after lunch break and I would relieve the other first shift operators until everyone on that shift had lunch.At end of first shift I would take over operations and continued the – more... rest of my shift.I learned that split shifts helped employers save money to avoid paying overtime in my opinion.Management and co-workers were most very good people and easy to work with until one co-worker made supervisor.Most, if not everyone(crew) felt it was getting to his head.Hardest part was possibly running very short orders with very short lineal footage back to back at high speeds. Most times felt like a challenge but when production floor was full it would tend be a little frustrating not being able to move production out smoothly.Most enjoyable part of the day was running operation smoothly without stopping or having mechanical or operational mishaps. Some days there would be machine problems that affected quality,such as loss of pressure or heat.Most of the time operators and myself would try to diagnose and or trouble shoot problem before calling for maintenance assistance.Other times operators would have paper breaks or not enough time to put rolls in for paper change which cause stops.All crew members would help rethread paper,remove waste ,put rolls in and set up splices. – less
Maintenance (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, Michigan – March 12, 2013
Pros: there isn't any
Cons: it's sad you have to work seven days to make a living .
micro management, they pay skill trades the same whether you have a licence or not. met some nice workers there but wouldn't recommend a job there unless you have no skills. the boys club a union that takes your money and does nothing for It.
Fork lift operator (Former Employee), fridley – April 12, 2012
Experienced forklift operator able to receive cargo into packing area, report any overages, shortages or damages from the delivery to the appropriate agents, and follow packing instructions as indicated by paperwork.