Pros: very technical, holding tight tolerances, affordable healthcare, due to competitive wages
Cons: short breaks when we were at our peak production, dirty at times. long time employees looking down on newer.
Punch in on time many times early to prepare for the work day. Check tools of measure to ensure they are in good working order. Check with the team leader for direction on what is hot to be shipped. Verify job,and part numbers with audit sheets to be filled in with accurate measurements and readable penmanship. White out is not allowed on any audit – more... sheets, make a mistake and start over. if this occurs your production of the job falls behind. Depending on what is being audited depends on what tools will be needed to accurately measure, tools would vary from point mics, flat mics, CMM, Comparitors, height gauges, fixturing, carbon tipped calipers were the most used tool for scribbing parts at a designated length. If the tolerances are close reference of blueprints are required. Micro structure was also performed if working with titanium. Looking under a microscope to determine the structure is a pass or fail. If any part fails any part of the audit, it is marked and sent for rework, returned and rechecked. Many jobs are done with a sample size of a large quantity of parts and if the parts are failing to many areas a 100% check would have to be done on all parts within that job number. Audits of knees, hips, cups, shoulders elbows and bone plates, made of various medical grade medals; Cobalt, titanium, stainless steel, and chromium. As long as you are staying on task management was never a problem. The hardest part of the job was not making any mistakes on the audit sheets. I enjoyed knowing when i finished an audit the parts were as perfect as I could allow them to be. Co-workers could be a bit hard to understand, some liked to create drama. I was not interested in that environment and stayed clear of them. Most were very helpful and easy to talk to. – less