A normal day at work would consist of starting at 6 a.m. when I enter the factory I have to find out what has to be done that day and I would be stuck anywhere in our department. I learned how to mange my time. Also I learned how to produce mass quantities of product in a very short amount of time. The management at Sapa is overpowered. They only talk to you when its on their time. Other than that its hard to talk to them or find them when you need them. The hardest part about my job was not knowing what i would be doing day to day and having to be told what other people are doing wrong and trying to keep it quiet while I try to fix their mistakes without them knowing it. In my opinion I did not have a most enjoyable part of time.
great benefits, set hours per week, overtime
short breaks, overtime varies, co-workers cant be trusted
Assistant extrusion operator/Mill worker/Janitor (Former Employee) – Cressona, PA – March 3, 2014
long day leaned differ job in the plant able to talk to management about problem good people to work with long hours hot in summer having fun with other people . free steak free stuff from vender at job fair
FORK TRUCK DRIVER (Former Employee) – Connersville, IN – September 3, 2015
A typical day was on a fork truck or combi lift loading machines. I learned about new machines and parts we distributed. Our management was great, easy to talk to. Co-workers gave me 110 percent and I returned it. Keeping up it the demand of parts. Learning new things.
I injoy doing produdtion work and working with my hands also troubleshooting i never miss work or call in sick i worked 12 hour shifts 5 days a week
Fabrication Worker and packer (Former Employee) – Yankton South Dakota – February 14, 2015
I worked 2nd shift at SAPA 6pm to 6am. I worked with cutting and punching also packing of metals. I learned how to work good with others and run company machinery. And getting orders done on time. My shift lead man was very helpful if there was a problem. The only thing I did not like about my job is being so far away from my son. That is why I moved to Las Vegas and looking for work. I think the hardest thing about the job is the 12 hour shifts. The longer a worked there the better I got at my job. I have done construction of garages before also the installing and repairing of residential garage doors and openers. I would like the chance to work for you. Thank you for your time.
Metal Buyer of Indiana (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – May 11, 2012
Every day brings new problems to solve and to learn from. Using all of my management skills to improve the company's goals. Working with great people and having a good team work ethic. Firing people is the hardest part but is apart of management duties. Hiring qualified people and awarding them for a good job.
Fabrication and Trafficking Clerk (Current Employee) – Cressona, PA – June 1, 2015
My department as a whole is very organized, productive, and thrives well together. We work together wonderfully, and support each other. I was hired strictly as temporary employee, just for the summer.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – January 1, 2015
Sapa Louisville location was excellent employer; however, due to curtailment of production in 2009 and recent merger, business decisions were made at the corporate level to close the Louisville location. Sapa no longer operates in the area.