Typical production job.
Pros: great co workers, decent management, a steady income
Cons: low to average pay, short breaks, sweat shop type atmosphere
MAC trailer was my first job right out of welding school. Now.i graduated in 2001. I worked there from 01 to 04. It was definitely a learning experience. It was moderately fast paced. The lunch break was to the minute. I welded on both steel and aluminum while i was there. The vast majority was aluminum though. I worked on the walking floor line and the frame line while i was there. The guys i worked with were fantastic. We all got along and joked around. Management was actually halfway decent. My only complaints was the sweat shop type atmosphere and the pay. First you had to work pretty much nonstop to accomplish your daily tasks. If you went to the bathroom and took to long, the boss would be in there yelling for you. Now, there is a difference between someone dodging their work, and someone sitting on the pot doing their business. So in that regard, it was frustrating. The pay wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. Im not sure what the pay is like now, its been a few years now. I was making $11.60 an hour when i left. Now for a kid right out of welding school, i thought it was great. I look back now and realize that wasn't good money at all, not for how hard you worked to get it. I ended up getting into a steel mill and went through a Millwright apprenticeship, and the rest is history. So in closing, if you are in need of a job and your not afraid of work, MAC will do. However i wouldn't consider it a retirement job. It's a good stepping stone for a kid right out of welding school. It will show you what production work is all about, and make you appreciate that good job when you get it.