Forge Foreman (Current Employee) – Carnegie, PA – June 14, 2017
I started in the union and was asked to join the management team. I made schedules and ran the everyday production crew. The forge department was the department I joined where we performed open die forging.
tickets to sporting events, free lunch on overtime, company phone
MACHINE SHOP FOREMAN - Forged and Cast Steel Rolls (Former Employee) – Carnegie, PA – June 6, 2013
Worked rotating shifts, 8 hours/day, also worked when needed or to help out a co-worker. Learned how unions operate, also was educated on ORACLE software. Superisors changed often but my fellow co-workers worked as a team. The hardest part of the job learning about an employee accident within the plant. The people were all great. Upon my termination due to restructuring I was touched by the number of people who went to bat for me, and also called to tell me that the company was loosing a great employee. They will all be missed by me. I developed some wonderful working relationships.
Production oriented, very high deductible on the health care.
NC Programmer (Former Employee) – Carnegie, PA – May 30, 2013
Usually a typical day starts with finding out if anything went wrong over the off-shifts, if so, we "the programmers" would take them on a first come first serve basis. If all went well the night before we would check the schedule to see which machine would be next to progam. Learning all the different nuances of the machines and operators is always a good challenge.
When I first started working at UES my immediate boss was the type that was on his retirement down-hill slide, doing the bare minimum to get by without getting fired. After he retired another retiree-to-be took his place. He was a completely different person, he actually cared about how the machines were programmed and worked well with others, unlike his predecessor. After this next retirement, upper managment finally hired a boss of programming from within our group and then things started rolling forward a little faster. Problems that went unoticed or ignored altogether were adressed as we uncovered them and we could talk to the operators more easily.
I worked with a very intelligent group of people. We all got along pretty well and helped each other when times got tight.
Good vacation package, occasional free lunches, Christmas party, free tickets to events like hockey or baseball games
High deductible on health care, upper management disconnect with production
The company offers gym equipment for the employees to use
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Carnegie, PA – July 18, 2012
It's a nice company to work for but it seems it would be more for someone who is okay with working long hours and clocking in and out each day. The dress code is too strict and I believe that causes the employees to be up-tight.