Pros: internal promotions to new and higher paying jobs, tuition reimbursement, encouragement to continue your education.
Cons: the company procedure of bumping, when it was time to review their need for manpower, you never knew if you would make it through the cut or not.
NACCO was so complex that you continued to learn new things every day as business practices changed frequently to improve the working environment. You worked pretty much unsupervised unless you were having a problem you needed to request assistance to help solve.I came into the company as a secretary and quickly was promoted to jobs that taught me materials management, scheduling the production of fork lift trucks driven by customer orders. Scheduling was not done unless I could insure all of the materials to build the trucks would be available. Then I moved into Product Supply to begin to deal with the dealers ordering the trucks and performing customer service functions for them. After that, I moved into the Compatibility/Pricing position where I used my talents to publish price pages to the website using file transfer protocol and used FrontPage to edit the website. I worked with our associates in Scotland and Ireland while dealing with the trucks produced in those countries. My co-workers were mature and responsible individuals who were always cordial and nice. I was lucky to have wonderful supervisors. The hardest part of the job was when a big customer had an emergency order for trucks that must be moved up in the schedule and I had to make sure all the materials for those trucks moving up would be available since we had already scheduled different trucks to be built in those time slots. This was pretty much a manual process since after trucks are slotted, at the end of each week, we would remove any material requirements left over in those slots believing we would not be needing them. The most enjoyable part of the job was constantly learning new procedures and incorporating them into the everyday work load.