Good place to work for. 4/5
Tool Crib Attendant (Former Employee) – Iron Station, NC – July 11, 2017
Timken is a great company to work for. I learned the process of which a tapered cone bearing is made, and it is actually quite interesting. I won't bore you with the long boring details, but here is the process in a nutshell. Raw material is ground and super-heated so it can be molded into the desire size and shape. It then goes to assembly to be completed and inspected before being shipped to the customer.
As far as management went, I was very happy with my experience. My supervisor was always there when I needed something and was very easy to work with.
The hardest part of the job, in my opinion, was the training. This is in no part in fault of the company. There was no one else available to train me. The biggest issue I had was if I found a more efficient way to do something, he would tell me I'm doing it wrong. When I asked him why it was wrong, because I was getting the same results in a shorter amount of time, he said "because this is how we've always done it." On the opposite end of the spectrum the most enjoyable part about the job was also the people. Everyone always seemed to enjoy coming into work and still had a smile on their face as they were leaving. It's much easier to enjoy the work when everyone else is as well.
Thanks for reading my review. I hope it helps.
Discounts, decent insurance, 401k, decent wages