Growing Company, Expansion in all Units
Senor Supervisor (Current Employee) – Point Comfort, TX – March 27, 2018
At Formosa Plastics USA, shift operators work a 12 hr rotating shift scheduled. There are four shifts that rotate on a four week day/ night work cycle. The first set of the cycle includes a Monday thru Thursday work week. The shift starts at 06:00 and ending on Thursday at 18:00.
I arrive at work 45mins early to make relief and also to enjoy a cup or two of fresh brewed coffee. You can get a lot of information about the previous shift conditions just by sipping and listening.
After the completion of the first set of the 12 hr days four day week. I look forward to a needed 7 days off. The days off fly by quickly, because of needed attention to family life and leisure activities.
The second set of the cycle starts Friday night, 18:00 thru Tuesday morning 06:00. This set is the most difficult and taxing on mentally staying alert around operational conditions.
After this set of nights, the third set of the cycle starts on Friday for thee consecutive days ending on Sunday at 18:00. This completes the third set and look forward to Monday off.
The fourth set of the work cycle starts after the day off on Tuesday night 18:00 thru Friday morning 06:00. That weekend scheduled off and that concludes the four week work cycle.
This schedule is demanding and overtime is required when needed to cover call ins on the other three shifts,
I have great respect for my coworkers, we are all very close and treat each other like family.