I came to Ball as a supervisor and oversaw 12 lines. Being a union facility, we had a shop foreman assist with the operation of 10 lines. This involved hands on assistance with any crew member. Being a seasoned facility, most every employee got along real well with each other and new their roles. The company moved managers around departments quite often, so you got a chance to work along side a number of individuals. This aided in gathering more insight and ability to draw from their experience in the plant.
Hardest was getting use to getting around such a large facility, safely and quickly, so lines didn't spend much time waiting for assistance.
I enjoyed meeting new, professional employees. Plus learning the finishing end to making cans, since Ball was a complete facility. Birth to product.
8 straight with relief members to enable keeping lines running through breaks/lunch.