Very hot in summer and fast paced
Machine Operator Helper (Current Employee) – Gallatin, TN – April 9, 2018
I came in and was told by machine operator what we were going to do.
Forklift driver would put bundles of plain cardboard on rails, you cut the bands and protective paper then put that into trash, you then push it towards machine.
You look at order sheet then move guards on machine to correct measurements.
You start loading the machine and don't stop until it is done, you load a stack at a time many,many times and sometimes is very hard to keep up especially if you are on the bigger boxes.In the warmer months YOU will sweat like crazy.
Work area is not climate controlled unless you work in the office.
It is very hot in here and very dry. No jewelry is allowed not even wedding bands or watches.
Only 2 clocks in the building for some reason, I was told they hate people looking at the time.
They only give you a couple hours to tell you that you are working over and they work a decent amount of Saturdays.
If you smoke you must go outside in back of building off company property,this is normal but with only 10 minutes for breaks and 1- 15 minute lunch you wouldn't have time to eat lunch and smoke since you have to walk so far
If you are a big guy they put you on the harder stuff even though you will make the same pay as someone of a smaller body structure and they get the easier work..
1- 15 minute Lunch and 2 -10 minute breaks