worked here for 2 years, I really like it. Then out of nowhere the plant got sold, Which caused a lot of uncertainty regarding the new owners. I wanted this to be the last company I worked for had no plans on leaving.
Slurry Operator (Former Employee) – Ste. Genevieve, MO – July 5, 2017
I ran bull dossers and diesel electric rail cars. I've loaded rail cars and big dump trucks with product. Ive been a first level slurry operator and Ive been a second level slurry operator. And I've been a kiln operator a couple of nights.
A typical day was putting in a lot of hours for little pay. Almost all loads were short mileage, usually running two trips a day. The better paying loads were farmed out to a 3rd party trucking outfit. You could make more money driving a garbage truck or water bottle - much more.
They need to pay a higher hourly wage for all hours worked and get rid of the mileage pay to make this a competitive position.
Decent benefits, home daily, partially set your own hours.
A very good company to work for. They have always taken care of their employees and families. Good management team. Family run business. So layers of management are few. Able to get information quickly.
Always looking for ways to grow
Sometimes they run to lean in regards to management.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – September 5, 2016
Challenges is what makes a job so great. This job certainly provided that. This job was truly a great job. I only quit because I decided to stay at home with our young daughters. The job was demanding but yet fulfilling. This is a great company to work for.
Shipping Coordinator(Intern) (Former Employee) – Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 – March 1, 2016
My typical day would be shipping rail cars out for other company's. What i learned is how to use an ERP system and that is Enterprise resource planning. My co-workers were amazing because if i had a question about anything they wouldn't hesitate to help me. The most enjoyable part of the job was the office setting. I love working in offices.
Learned how to work in the office setting
I was an intern so i didn't get paid but I loved it so I didn't care.
maintenance supervisor (Current Employee) – st-gen mo – July 9, 2014
set the crew for their jobs for the day. look at breakdowns from the night before inter payroll get my self set up for my morninging production meeting and afternoon maintenaqnce meeting. the hardest part of my job is being on call 24/7
Plant Electrician (Former Employee) – St. Genevieve, Missouri – May 31, 2013
I enjoyed commuting south of St. Louis rather than into the city for a change, but it is a very different work environment in a smaller town. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to train Apprentice Electricians.
Process Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Ste. Genevieve, MO – February 11, 2013
Start with a morning meeting where we went over yesterday's production, hiccups, or any problems that need solved today. Fix the immediate problems and proceed to work on special projects. Everyone was helpful and could tell you anything you asked about the process. Best part was the freedom of hours. Hardest part was sitting and waiting to take samples/run tests.
Doing my job day to day was made easier by the great co-workers. The teamwork their was outstanding. I had learned so many things on each job that i bid to. From fork truck, bobcat, dump truck, haul truck, loaders, locomotives, loading rail cars and trucks, and etc...The management and foreman always made sure a person was broke in and all safety procedures where followed before they were on their own. The hardest part of the job probably was the shift work. It takes some getting use to, but the job itself is worth it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people i worked with. From co-workers to management, everyone i was involved with was so easy going and helpful. So that made going to work a lot more enjoyable.