Pros: bbq's and member involvement
Cons: on call 24-7
Western Container was a great place to work. I started off each day by presenting a pass-down for the oncoming shift. This way each member knows whats ahead of them and it allows us to explore ways to communicate to the members of all the activities coming up. I would oversee production in the Blow Mold department and the Injection Molding department. I wasn't limited to those two areas, I would ensure shipping was being performed correctly and check on the systems room that keeps the plant running. I would train and teach Injection Molding Processing and was asked to fill in as the Interim Technical Mgr. I was involved with the Food Safety team, and was a Corporate GMP auditor, traveling to other facilities and auditing them and giving a closing meeting with results of the audit. I would oversee over 30 members during the course of my shift. I loved to inspire and motivate the members, while still maintaining the ability to hold members accountable. I would give update to the Production and General managers and take direction from them to help with the overall production of the facility. The hardest part of the job was Food Safety and becoming ISO 22000 and PAS 220 certified, there was constant change. The best part of the job was the constant change that is required in the plastics industry. Of course the most enjoyable was watching the members grow and knowing that I had a hand in their development.