Pros: close to home, well paying, job within my field of study, fantastic health care benefits
Cons: obsolete equipment, no plans for future progression, reoccurring reliability issues, no overtime
Day At Work: Work with the equipment and crews, perform root cause analysis on reliability issues, and try to electrically improve/maintain the plant rolling mills
What You Learned: This was my first – more... job in this field/profession when I graduated from college. I've learned a lot about PLCs, control systems, troubleshooting, process data acquisition software, aluminum alloys, rolling mills, AC/DC motor drives, and more
Your Co-Workers: My co-workers have been my mentors.
Hardest Part of The Job: Antiquated equipment/equipment approaching obsolescence with little to no spare parts available. No major upgrade plans. On call 24/7
The Best Part of The Job: Working to improve the equipment and see the crews' appreciation – less