Pros: ice cream at the electrical shack, co-workers
Cons: pay rate
I went to work for Olin Corporation in June 2010 on contract.
I was treated like one of the staff, not just another contractor.
The Engineers I worked primarily for were knowledgeable on the work and know that plant inside and out, yet humble, easy to communicate with and fantastic to work with.
I was given responsibilities of working on Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls as well as helping out the Process Engineers on projects and performing walk downs and updating P&ID's. Worked directly with the Electricians and Instrumentation Techs, it was great.
I sometimes kick myself for leaving, but I knew I would never be afforded the chance to become a direct hire employee and the pay scale wasn't the best for the industry, but the environment made up for it.