Pros: paid lunch breaks
Cons: getting very oily
A typical day at work is starting your machine up, reviewing your tool log, changing tools, gauging parts to make sure they are in print, stacking parts, loading bars in machine, writing an hourly log, cleaning machine and mopping oil.
I learned how to adjust/change different tools in the machine, how to read blue prints, how to produce a lot of parts that are in print by checking often and properly, organizing your work space to make sure everything is in a specific spot, how to use a micrometer and about reading measurements in microns.
Management was great, still working on things to improve but the place is definitely heading in the right direction. The leaders were fun and down to earth people and knew how to keep things running very well.
The co-works at Whirlaway are very competitive and friendly. They try every day to produce more parts and reduce the amount of scrap while reminding themselves about safety.
The hardest part of the of the job was dealing with machine problems. Some of the machines needed work done to them to correct re-existing problems and instead of fixing the problems they bandaged it up to keep things moving.
The most enjoyable part was just being there in general. It was very positive and I enjoyed all the people that worked there. It was like having a second family.