Chemical plant based service work
Service Tech VII (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 31, 2017
HCSG specializes in power and chemical plant maintenance work, almost exclusively. The work is rarely ever that difficult. But due to the nature of the facilities we work in, it can be frustrating due to the restrictions we are forced to work under with all of the safety rules that seems to change on a whim. A typical 10 hour work day can include as much as 4 to 5 hours just to get permission to work. This leads to more than a few very boring days.
My co-workers, for the most part, are very friendly, personable and easy to work with. Lead techs are very good about helping each other work through difficulties and major jobs. The big downside is that the helpers that have been hired lately are extremely green, as in not knowing basic tools or their usage. This has led to some very frustrating days. As I said, what we do is seldom very complicated or difficult. But, our jobs are seldom ones that can be performed solo. Having an experienced apprentice as a teammate would be so much more beneficial to the techs and the company.
Training is provided to technicians on everything from crane basics to more specialized skills like elevator repair. I would like to see more training provided to apprentices however.
Excellent pay, multiple locations, company vehicle with fuel/maintenance cards
green helpers, work environment