Great learning opportunity, staff and campus.
Pros: Cafeteria, coastal location
Cons: A full year of graveyard shifts
A day working for JCI could be both enjoyable and frustrating. While there was a lot of equipment to learn about and work on at our site, my coworkers kept me out of the loop. What I did learn, I read from manuals and received information from sub-contractors working on the equipment. What I did learn was how to monitor for proper readings, basic maintenance and repair, some HVAC operation and repair, how to monitor, operate and make adjustments on the building automation system, small motor repair/replacement, and assorted preventive maintenance. Management wasn't very helpful with getting me training and work experience, but they kept me busy nonetheless. The hardest part of my job was the struggles I had with getting work experience, training, and open lines of communication with the JCI team. The most enjoyable part of my job was when I did get an opportunity to learn something new about the site equipment. Another enjoyable aspect was interacting with the building tenants and other sub-contractors. I had a great working relationship with both groups and enjoyed assisting and working with them. Overall, despite the tribulations I was up against during my employment with JCI, I did manage to make the most of my time there. What I did learn, I fully intend to follow up with either training classes on my own time or to incorporate it into my next position.