Lexington Manufacturing Center/OWL
Production Associate and Inspection (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – September 21, 2014
One of the reasons I enjoy this position is that it allows me to perform repetitive tasks. Also, I like how I get to work on different projects on a nearly day to day basis instead of having to do the exact same project each and every day.
I have learned that the hardware kits we make are based on orders (in quantity) that are given to us by the Square D Company. In other words, our work is based on response to a "supply and demand" nature.
The management that I work with are very good and reasonable people, and most of my co-workers are easy to get along with and, more importantly, to work with on a daily basis.
The most enjoyable parts of the job are when I can do projects that allow me to create and process kits with a minimal quantity of pieces. For example, if I am given the task of making either two or three-piece kits, I am able to create and process them with incredible speed, since kits requiring many more pieces tend to slow me down (hence, slow down my production rate). This response leads to the hardest part of the job: having to create and process kits with multiple pieces of hardware that slow down my production rate.
sufficient breaks and lunch times
lack of healthcare benefits, in spite of the fact that I already have Medicaid.