CNC Operator/Machinist, Cottondale, AL - October 14, 2015
A typical day at Smiths is Meeting every morning before you start your day. Load and Unload Machines. If you are not a machinist it doesnt matter, they will train you. Clean machine shop. Work can sometimes be monotonous but not hard work. Smiths is Aero-Space certified so if you do not like low tolerances or lots of paper work, then this might not be the job for you. Most all the people working there are good people and willing to help you if needed. Management is ok. Its family operated. The Smiths are very good people. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with all the changing processes for paperwork. And (while I was there) poor communication between the floor and engineering and/or scheduling. Maybe they have corrected by now. The most enjoyable by far is the co-workers. Over all its a good place to work. If you are wanting to do machine work its a great place to learn or hone your skills. Clean atmosphere and controlled work environment. Pay is good as well.