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It's a cool job
Utility Worker (Current Employee), North Liberty, INAugust 14, 2014
Pros: company outtings.
Cons: short breaks
i like this job it's different from my other jobs. I learned new things.
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It was a good job
CNC Operator (Former Employee), Mountaintop PAJune 5, 2014
The job itself was good. The supervisors were pleasant to work with. Unfortunately I got laid off.
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Productive and enjoy working with people
tractor trailer driver, forklift operator (Former Employee), Miami, FLJune 4, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: short breaks
My typical day at work was very productive , i learned how to load
the truck especially the flat bets scaning the aluminum bundles and counting the pieces per each of them .
I have good relations with the managers and co-workers.
The hardest part of the job was loading the trucks without mistakes
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Excellent company
WELDER IN MAINTENANCE (Former Employee), Miami, FLFebruary 3, 2014
Manufacture and repair of Racks Aluminum anodize department, repair and manufacture of iron racks for extrusion department and anodize preventive maintenance on equipment such as (lubrication of chains in ovens treated aluminum) manufacture and repair of supports for different equipment, repair and manufacture of equipment for different guardrails. – more... Elaboration of daily work reports. Manufacture of wooden racks for support. – less
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Great manufacturing environment with "Can Do" attitude
Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee), Carrollton, TXJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: opportunity for career advancement
Cons: restructured management
Fast growing US manufacturer. Good support among the manufacturing family.
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Knowledgable Staff
Human Resources Internship (Current Employee), Cressona, PANovember 11, 2013
I have had the opportunity to follow a human resources employee to gain more hands on knowledge of human resources processes.
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Safe and friendly work environment.
Quality Technician (Former Employee), Elkhart, INAugust 15, 2013
Pros: quarterly meetings, pay, profit sharing, free shirts.
Cons: twelve hour shifts, every other weekends, hot environment.
A typical day at Sapa was busy from start to finish. I prepared aluminum samples for testing. I then tested the material for tension, yield, and elongation (TY&E). I learned how to use and navigate the As400 (computer software), Instron testing devices, and calibration of measuring instruments. I also learned about safety. We had to wear PPE and had – more... a daily morning safety meeting.
The management had an open door policy. I was able to take my suggestions and concerns to them and felt they understood and always tried to help however they could in any situation. As a team, my co-workers and I had great communication skills to to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
The hardest part on the job for myself was communicating with management from the night shift position. We did have e-mail but if something changed during the night there was no one available to answer questions. The most enjoyable part was being able to learn new things everyday. There was always something more to learn. – less
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Worked together as a team to get the job done right while having fun making jokes with coworkers
Head Stretcher (Former Employee), Yankton, SDJune 10, 2013
Pros: fun coworkers
Cons: short breaks, heat
Come into worked find out what im doing. Talk with supervisors to see if there is any problems with equipment or parts. Go over with supervisor what he wanted accomplished for the day. Hardest part of job was dealing with the heat coming of the presses. Enjoyable part was joking around with coworkers
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Learned a lot about Aluminum extrusion
Quality Supervisor (Current Employee), Connersville, INMarch 4, 2013
Pros: stay busy
Cons: work too many hours to keep head above water
Always busy. The in box is always over flowing. Need to focus more on quality.
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A very productive place to work.
Crane operator (Former Employee), Morris, ILDecember 13, 2012
This is a great company with good pay and good benefits. Also there was always room for advancement.
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productive and funplace to work until they closed down
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Morris, ILOctober 12, 2012
Pros: great benifits, 90 days to be hired in and over time when offered
Cons: when i started it was named alcoa extusions. 10 years laters sapa took over and closed the plant
We had our preshift meetings.They told us our daily quotas to complete. We all worked as team to completed our goals. The material handlers gave all machine operators product to load, cut, inspect, and pack. Then the product was shrinked wrapped and staged ready to be loaded on the trucks.
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Well managed company
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee), Upper Midwest territory.August 23, 2012
Pros: good communications
Cons: lacking support staff.
It was very nice to have a wide complement of capabilities to sell. Anyone that bought a aluminum extrusions was a potential customer.
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Productive workplace the workers are friendly
Anodize/Forklift operator (Former Employee), Delhi, LAAugust 2, 2012
Pros: the work experience
Cons: excessive heat
Great place to work you can learn a lot. The work keeps you busy so the the time passes by fast.
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Hot environment
Maintenance Technician/ Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee), Cressona, PAJune 20, 2012
Over all a good place to work ... the 12 hour shifts can be long ... they have one of the best safety programs i experienced.
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Produces good, quality material
Admin Asst 21 years; Sales Serv Rep 3.7 years (Former Employee), Cressona, PAMay 9, 2012
Pros: close to home, benefits were good
Cons: no job security
A typical day at Sapa consisted of dealing with customers via email and on the phone and servicing my account base by providing quality customer service and resolving any customer issues that would arise, i.e., late shipments and delivery, pricing, bad material, etc. Most of my aluminum extrusion accounts were on the West Coast and I had a good rapport – more... with all of them, as well as the regional managers I dealt with. I learned so much about this industry and, even though it was hectic at times, I enjoyed it. The hardest part was dealing with one customer, in particular, who was hard to please -- rather arrogant, didn't like the pricing, and wanted everything "yesterday". I learned you can't please everyone and there's always "one" in the bunch. The most enjoyable part was knowing that, for the most part, my customers were satisfied with their orders.

I was an Admin Asst originally for one of the owners of the company and kept that position until 2006. At that time, I moved to a customer service rep position for the next 3.7 yrs. I spent a total of almost 25 years at this facility. – less
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Great production people but not so great management
Mountain Top, PA (Former Employee), Quality Assurance ManagerNovember 9, 2011
Pros: great production people
Cons: health benefits aren't good.
Management does not accept new ideas & new approaches to problem solving therefore you're in a continous and horrendous circle or reoccuring problems.
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Simple job, but not enjoyable
Packager (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 12, 2013
Pros: friendly co-workers, paid more than minimum wage, simple work
Cons: very high heat, stationary and repetitive work, rotated shifts
A typical day at work would be going to a station and packing a whole bunch of aluminum extrusions for 8 hours a day. The breaks are spread apart nicely and lunch is 25 minutes. I learned how to work safely in a hazardous environment and how hard one must work to earn money. Management at Sapa is very good. My supervisors did their job well and cared – more... for their employees as well as ensured that we were productive. There was no real 'hard' part of the job. Everything I did was rather simple. The only real hard part was facing the heat of the plant since there was no air conditioning. On some really hot days the plant could rise to over 35 to 40 degrees celcius which is ridiculous working conditions. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the co-workers. They were all very friendly and trained me well. Also, since I am a student, I was put on rotated shifts (days, afternoons, and nights). The day and night shift were not too bad, but the afternoon shift was terrible on hot days. – less