Fast paced job with a lot to learn about.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – February 23, 2018
This job requires the ability to work for 12.25 hours straight, getting anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000 steps per shift depending on the area. The job as an operator involves working with multiple tool-sets that range in difficulty from easy to learn to difficult. Some tool sets take two to three weeks to learn where others take six to nine months. You must multitask at all times in order to keep up with the fast pace.
The difficulties that arise with this job come from a lack of communication from the higher-ups and the engineers about changes and updates. There are too many updates and changes that occur from individuals who have not worked inside the cleanroom where operators work.
All this aside, the job is fairly easy and steps are being taken to improve the lack of communication.
2 hours worth of paid breaks per shift, free gym, cafeteria on site, insurance, $100 shoe stipend for full-time operators, and either day or night shifts.
12.25 hour shifts, lack of communication from higher-ups outside of the cleanroom, and stiff hire-on rates for temporary workers.