It was challenging enough to provide me with a productive and satisfying day
Production Maintenance Technician III (Current Employee) – Waterbury, VT – August 8, 2015
My background started with graduating from Maine Maritime Academy and worked my way to chief Engineer Unlimited Oceans, of motor vessels of any Horsepower. I worked offshore until 2000 when I needed to be home for my family.
I worked for Diffraction LTD, repaired the facility, built a 1000 square foot cleanroom for semi-conductor type work, did equipment installations and repair. As the company grew, I moved into the electronics build shop and populated circuit boards, assembled and de-bugged electro-optical visioning systems.
At GMCR the shift is 5am to 5:30pm. We do a 15 minute turn over with the night shift so to be advised of any issues. At 5:15 I meet with the production team, we go over the days schedule, discuss maintenance or safety issues. Then we do our stretching exercises, and then prepare the line for the days run. The zone I was assigned to has 2 K-cup machines, and I am required to stay with the operators and assist production and be there for reactive calls. We carry radios so if a tech in another zones needs help I can respond. During my 4 years with GMCR I have worked in each zone and have learned quickly and proven myself. In less than 2 years I advanced to the level 3 position, and they have used me to trouble shoot in each zone.I have been very happy at work, and in fact I am often whistling a favorite song while I work, it seems to cheer up my co-workers and often gets them to pitch in and help. I am highly self motivated and learn quickly and am not afraid to get the manual or do research to trouble shoot a problem. I enjoy getting self satisfaction with my work. I think GMCR has made a mistake by letting some very skilled people leave.
Good place and good people to work with
Most of the feed back from my supervisor was negative, almost no praise.