Pros: decent health care, days off during the week that i could take for family without affecting my job.
Cons: paper dust, sometimes very hot in the shop, when the equipment ran badly, it ran badly.
I worked a four day rotating shift. Two twelve hour day shifts, two twelve graveyard shifts then had four days off. I learned how to run nearly every piece of equipment on the floor which allowed for job flexibility and new challenges. I took on extra rolls as a Staffer where responsibilities included arranging fill in's for people who had called in sick or for vacation vacancies. Also was a Safety Coordinator, responsibilities included writing safety work orders, making sure there were no safety issues for employees and that they followed safety guidelines and working with a small group to write and present monthly safety meetings. I learned to perform small repairs and troubleshoot equipment. I worked with all types or people and personalities and part of my job was to help facilitate a positive work environment. Management was rotated through our part of the facility so we relied on certain senior members of our hourly staff. Communication with these members was generally good. The hardest part of my job was when I was staffing trying to get the right maintenance personnel to come to work in the middle of the night or sometimes cleaning up after a particularly tough session of trouble shooting a problem. The most enjoyable part of my job was the flexibility in days off, job positions held and opportunities for advancement or in other departments.