As an operator you are pushed to your physical limits. It is impossible to take proper breaks, and take care of yourself on the job. No work life balance either, as you do not know your shift until 7 the night before. The job is full time with splits, for about 5 years, though they will tell you 6 months. Ya, benefits are great! But, you need them right away because you are fatigued and frayed.
No breaks. No work life balance. They own you.