Exhausting over worked and dirty enviroment.
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 11, 2015
Starts a half hour before shift meeting, be on the floor by 15minutes prior start time to get line set up and associates in proper personal protection equipment, log into Kronos( attendance/time clock) place extra people and move accordingly to job/skill for absent associates. make contact with other supervisors to make sure cross communications are open and to have the parts needed to the line in order to make production. Deal with bad fabrication parts, machine break downs, purchase part shortages. Deal with associates who don't feel like working.
Patience , the need for urgency when time calls for it, communication, deal with insubordinate associates. how to work along with a union. importance of cross training associates.
Higher management wanted you to enforce the rules but would never stand behind you when you instituted them.
co-workers are in good spirits all felt under paid and over worked.
Hardest part was dealing with lazy people that the union protected and you couldn't do anything about it but let them be lazy and HR let the union run the plant.
working through a tough shift and still getting production numbers.
paid time for salary employees after 44hours a week.
long days, very little time off average work week is aroun 70hours. No backing from Human Resources.