same stuff different day but at least it's Bechtel
Mech. Field Engr AQCS (Former Employee) – Bedford, KY – October 25, 2018
Keeping track of labor progress on ductwork / electrostatic precipitator / baghouse construction in last 6 months before start of commissioning after job was postponed for a year. So, it was under the gun. A lot of dwgs study, then go and find materials requested by field forces. A lot of stuff not where supposedly stored per computer-based system. A lot of time on computer taking required courses in Bechtel system that I would NEVER benefit from as a "temp". 500 miles from home, so long weekends once a month were the norm but they were paid for so it was an OK compromise. Bechtel guy that poorly / not per Bechtel stds set up materials storage system early on did not prevent massive materials losses. Bechtel obsessive insistence on constr. site cleanliness resulted in hands throwing stuff away rather than store it properly (too much paperwork) so shortages always popping up, and at worst possible times. Poor equipment storage (no lube, covers removed, rusting, etc) caused big bucks to replace stuff just before commissioning. Too many cooks in Bechtel kitchen, and too many egos to stroke to get much done well. Competent hands ridden over by politics. Massive labor losses due to drug testing - deterioration of American work ethic evident. Sloppy attitudes hidden behind supervisor ego / bluster. Not the same Bechtel I worked for early in my career.
technically challenging, paid well, low cost area.
Mindless insistence on computerized training, site assignment so had to air-visit home once per month, poor real mgmt interest in materials mgmt, too late - the stuff was mis-handling initially and it only got worse when job was delayed a year.