Numbers & efficiency driven
Operator (Former Employee) – Stuarts Draft, VA – August 18, 2018
Sign in on your time card, verify which machine(s) that you would be running and / or rep role you had to perform for that shift. Many nights I had to run my machine for 8 hours and do QA start-ups on uncertified operators, along with checking the production throughout the shift on not only the uncertified operators but finished goods on flow wrap(s) as well. I learned a lot about drawings, specs, quality, scrap, teaching new operators how to read and understand the specs and drawings, how to do changeovers on my machines efficiently and correctly, and trouble shooting machines before calling mechanics. The hardest part of the job at times was not having enough time to finish quality checks before the next shift comes in (depending on the flow wrap schedule). Everyone worked well together, helping and teaching each other the best and easiest ways to get quality product done efficiently.
Not everyone is held accountable the same. For some people their Efficiency saved their job, for me I had over 112% on both teams and they let me go anyway.