Slightly physically demanding. A great place to develop welding and leadership skills
Pros: great health benefits, dealer discounts and leadership. ratings, raises and advancements are on time.
Cons: hardly any time off
I'd arrive 30min prior to shift start to perform preventive maintenance on and inspect the spot and MIG welders before production began. Afterwards, inventory supplies and restock the line. Management was always available and highly knowledgeable and aware of all problems at all times. My co-workers were trained and proficient. The hardest part of the job were the 12-14hr days 7 day a week but it payed off in the end. On another side, what I enjoyed most about this job was being able to further hone my welding skills and being able to let my fellow workers know that I was available to help with any problem on the job at all times and if I couldn't then I'd refer them to someone who could. In the end, I learned to reset and program MIG/spot welders and robot arms.