Pros: gaining eperience
Cons: mis managed, un organized, un predictable production schedule.
Some days are better than others. Typically I will go into work and briefly discuss with my Lead/Programmer the current situation of the work schedule. If a set up needs to be completed or any operators need assistance with their machines I will take up the task before starting my own production. If nothing needs to be done I will run production for a lengthy period or until somebody needs my assistance with a changeover/set up, tooling issues, part tolerance issues or a machine recovery.
The management of the company does not always seem to have an in depth outlook on the current state of production. Sometimes the welding department will run out of parts at the last minute and we will have to do last minute changeovers resulting in a loss of production elsewhere.
Sometimes we will work extensive weeks ranging from 10 to 12 hour shifts and at times we will work 7 day weeks. Back in July 5th until August 9th we worked every single day. This resulted in a severe decline in the work staff. At this time is when I was quickly taught set ups, and more advanced machining techniques because there was no one else with experience working with the CNC department. No pay compensation was ever rewarded to myself or my co-worker Allan who was also forced into the same position.
Overall the company has a lot of faults but due to people who care about their work ethic and take pride in what they do no matter how bad, we were able to pull through the worst. Things are still bad and mis managed but we have adapted to the changes and are getting the job done.