Maintenance Lead (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – September 25, 2015
Wonderful experience. enjoyed going to work every day. for years enjoyed the work, until the word out-source entered into managments vocabulary. they shut down the plant, moved it to mexico. they didn't seem to mind 225 people lost their jobs.
Welder Operator (Former Employee) – Cartersville, GA – July 16, 2015
Well we always started the day with saftey meeting discuss any saftey hazards help keep everyone safe on shift after lunch we meet again everybody got along worked as a team hrdest thing was me getting welding down i had the grinder a lot bonus chk every three months excellent
Fitter (Current Employee) – Longview, TX – July 7, 2015
A typical day working for Trinity is just making sure that the whole team is working together and making sure all the tanks were welded to perfection, and that they were shipped out in a timely manner.
typically at Trinity Rail in saginaw your work schedule is 50 hours per week. I worked the 2nd shift I would arrive at 4:30pm and work until 3:00am. We would break for a 50 minute break at 8:30pm, 30 minutes of it was your meal break, the remaining 20 minutes were two allotted 10 minute breaks in one. I was a little shaky when it came to FCAW but they have an onsite school house and after one week and 200lbs of weld metal I became quite proficient at 3G/F and 4G/F. I worked in the production area as a welder II, the work was simple as long as you could follow the instructions. It felt good to get as many cars done from your station. The bad part though we didn't work many 50 hour weeks, often times we left the plant at 4:30am six days a week. 70 to 75 work weeks were becoming routine and mandatory isn't optional it is required. The production shop I worked in had poorly serviced equipment and underperforming leadership.
It was difficult to find out what the exact standards were at times regarding the specifications for the rail cars; the QA/QC, the lead men, the shop supervisors would all have their own interpretation of the specifications which made doing your job difficult and very frustrating.
I quit the job after I was electrocuted twice in two nights from the same welding machine. After the first incident maintenance refused to red tag the machine and after the second incident the shift supervisor remarked if I went to the hospital points would be deducted from my attendance record and I would have to report to HR. Coincidentally two days after I resigned anothermore... welder was electrocuted and burned by the same welding machine.
I do not believe the corporation knows the extent of the problems within the plants as these problems are a hindrance to the overall production.less
Interesting company to work. Enjoyed my time there
Design Drafter, Manufacturing Services (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – April 7, 2015
Trinity Rail is a railroad car manufacturer located in southwest Oklahoma City. I first started work at Trinity as a second shift shop employee. During that time I learned a great deal about how rail cars are actually built. When an opening in the Manufacturing Services Department I was approached to see if i would be interested in the position of Tooling Designer. I was impressed that they preferred to promote from within. The management and co-workers were all more than willing to explain the processes and procedures of rail car manufacturing. I was very disappointed when the plant was closed due a business slump.
Blacksmith, welder, machinist, CNC maintenance (Former Employee) – Cartersville, GA – February 25, 2015
There was no such thing as a typical day for me at this job. Some days I would be welding, working at my forge, performing maintenance, operating CNC machines, etc. I was pretty much a floating asset. I enjoyed the randomness of it all and took it as a challenge to exceed goals set by more seasoned people who operated only in one position.
chances to prove myself, making things with my hands.
Welder/Assembler (Former Employee) – Longview, TX – February 19, 2015
I would go into work clock in then I would attend a brief meeting, I learned how to weld with this company . management was great.. the hardest part of the job was standing 12 hours a day.. I most enjoyed the people I worked with
B class welder (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – January 30, 2015
The typical work day is 10 hours long. I learned more about welding in 2 months then school taught me in 9 months. Management listened to us and allowed us to get necessary tools to do a job the correct way. Management made sure to put co-workers together that got along to make for a better work environment. the long hours when you are training a new employee. They wanted everyone to go home safe after each shift.
I was the only one on our line who had over time accumulated. My best friend now was my supervisor back then. We had to be time efficient to keep production Quota at the end of the day. We accomplished this by working together as a team on the assembly line. The best part about the job was unity as a group and the ten hour shifts.
get into work get the job done safely and going home.