Fast paced inviroment with high production demands
Team Leader, Maintenace, Oporater (Former Employee) – Vonore, TN – August 13, 2018
It is a very fast pace environment, Safety, quality and production oriented environment. There is a production based incentive plan based on the plants production index. Some of the plants are very profitable and the employees are rewarded for it. Some of the plants are not profitable due to location and product mix, those employees bonuses reflect that.
All benefits are at no cost to the employee
The shop is often short handed and peaple get overworked.
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) – Kenton, OH – September 19, 2018
Very poor management. Most people in transport management don't even have a CDL. Which is why they care more about profits than there employees. This also shows in equipment they buy - more worried about fuel mileage than being able to pull heavy loads safely. Quess they don't know the more you lug a motor the more fuel you use. They won't tell you that when you get hired in you will be loading trucks half the night neither. Long hours - not enough money. 2 things that are nice - good medical benefits and 401K - although they limit the accounts you can put your money in for the 401K.
Material Handler / Crane Op (Former Employee) – Talladega, AL – February 21, 2018
Expect to work 50-72 hours per week. I worked as a crane operator at the Talladega location and management turnover is an issue, as well as favoritism, inconsistency, and lack of support. As a crane operator expect to walk 12 miles a day on average on concrete that is covered in oil while wearing metatarsal boots. You're main job is moving steel and aluminum coils weighing 3000 lbs - 75000 lbs around the building. Crane operating is largely a solo job, while packaging techs work on a line with 4-7 people. You are subject to the music they play unless you bring a bigger, more powerful, system. Loading and unloading trucks and rail cars. Also loading the processing lines (this can be very stressful). The tools required to perform your job aren't regulated and, for example, you can spend several hours tracking down a handheld scanner, which is required to do anything on the crane, and fall very behind on your work, causing you to rush. Very unsafe. The pay is very competitive, and the benefits are exceptional. The main issue with this job is a complete lack of work / life balance. You will spend the most useful hours of your day in a metal building. All new hires start on night shift (5p-5a) and advancement to day shift (5a-5p) is based on seniority. The process is relatively fair. Expect a major disconnect between day and night shift. Both shifts regularly blame each other for "left over slack". If you aspire to find new employment elsewhere after getting hired, be warned - the schedule locks you in pretty tight and will make the process almost impossible. Depending on when youmore... start, you may not have any paid vacation days and attendance is very strict. After 5 unexcused call-ins you are fired. Night shift and day shift are very different. Night shift is more relaxed and if you carry a two way radio be ready to bring your A game when it comes to banter between associates. We constantly ripped on each other, and it was occasionally annoying, but in a weird way, built solid relationships. The PPE sucks. Hard hat, arm guards, metatarsal boots, safety glasses and gloves. It's hot during the summer and cold during the winter.
The hiring process is insanely immense and selective. Understandably so. Be ready for many trips to the plant and a week in Ohio for training if you're hired. The training is actually fun.
Overall... don't apply if you hate physical work, dispise inconsistent management, like being at home. Seriously.
>You will make decent money. $16.50 starting and if you perform well will receive raises every 3 months until you top out at $21.50less
Pay, Benefits, Christmas party (booze included), and company family picnic.
Very poor work / life balance, management, and tools
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Anderson, IN – August 18, 2016
This company will not hire felons regardless of how old it is. The pay for this company are very fare wages but because of companies like this it makes it hard for felons to be productive members of society. I have a felony from almost 9 years ago and they would not hire me because of it. It was not a violent or drug related charge. The corporate guys are unfair with this company. The only difference between me and them....They got away with it
Precision was a great place to work just no room for growth.
Asst (Current Employee) – Vonore, TN – September 21, 2015
Acts as liaison between external customers, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Customer Support, ensuring positive two-way communications of priorities, issues and concerns. Inventory control. Arranged all lodging and catering for the company
Line Assistant (Former Employee) – Anderson, IN – July 17, 2015
I was an inspector. I watched sheet metal coils run through a processing line at 1500 feet per minute. I watched for any defects through the master coil of a product before the shipment to the customer.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – OH – February 11, 2015
A typical day is, when you're hired at PSI they inform you that "you might have to work weekends." At least that is what was explained to me when I interview for the company 7 months ago. This boils down to working every Sunday through Friday 5 months in a row. Thats six days a week, with the possibly of working another 12 hour to 7 hour shift on Sunday nights. Which on average rounds out to about 67 hours a week. The plus side of the company is they have a great starting pay of $15.00 an hour with overtime pay at time and a half. And they inform you in the training that a normal work day at PSI is 10 hours plus two hours of overtime as opposed to 8 hours in a normal work setting. But if you look closely, you'll see that they take part of your overtime pay out in the 30 min lunch that you have. So you work 10 hours at your normal pay rate and 1 1/2 hours at your overtime rate. The other 20 min break is paid. When you start at the plant you're assigned, differs between plants, you start on day shift to learn and get an idea of what a day is like. So for about a month or so, you're working 5 am to 5 pm. and the possibly of working Saturdays. This involves, learning how to package material with bands on the line, in racks, and on wooden skids. So if you're not in pretty good shape this job can be rough on the body. Because you're constantly moving, stooping, bending, reaching, banding, walking, and what not. Never mind the fact that the shifts are 12 hours a days with a 30 min lunch and a 20 min break at 9 pm and 1 am of the shift. All that aside, the training is mediocremore... at best, you spend a week up in Tipp City OH, they show very outdated OUSHA videos that are very dry, learn how to use a bander, take some tests on the protocols of the plant,measurements,tolerances of material and safety. A perk is that PSI dose pay for your flight if you live out of state and a rental car, hotel, and provides a food allowance for the week. A draw back during my training was, they didn't provide transportation to Tipp city for the group I was with. I had to use my own car and they reimbursed me for the mileage, but the company has cars, trucks and vans that the use for other employees, and that didn't feel very professional. They do put you up in a decent Holliday in express or Lyqunita inn. While you train they will have a lunch that they pay for once or twice during the training. Around the third or fourth day they walk you through the plant and let you use a 30 - 40 ton capacity crane to lift a coil of material that is 15,000 lbs and move it from one bay of the factory to the other and safely set it down on the grown. Thats about 500 yards total. Scary at first but doable with the grabs they have you in to pick up the coils. If you run a crane in your main plant, you might be required to learn how to use whats called a C-Hook. This hook varies in size and weight capacity but is not easy to get accustomed to. There is a lot that can go wrong with the C-Hook so I opted to not want to run it. Mind you, that you have a spotter/trainer with you while training but that is not the case when you arrive at the plant you're assigned to. They have you do some banding and work with others in the plant that are in the job you're training for. Also there is some brief fork lift training, I mean brief. As in you stack a rack, stack some skids and drive around some cones. Not the kinda of training I would expect from a major metal processing facility that relies heavily on fork lifts and cranes. I had maybe driven a fork lift a couple of times in my life, but never the amount that is needed working for this company. This is where I encountered my first sign of negativity of working for PSI, the workers at the Tipp city OH pant, seemed disgruntled, overworked, and the job relies heavily on others to be on point to keep the line producing. Many of the workers said: "Why the F*&K you want to work here." Didn't leave me feeling any better about the job I was being assigned. The line stops producing, the company is not making money. Everything comes down to the line running, no matter what. On the last day of training they have a luncheon with the main staff at the headquarters plant in Minster OH. This was a pleasant time, where different staff member talk about their time with the company and how they moved up and such. The president of the company a long with his main staff are present. I was in the Army way to long to know when someone was blowing smoke, and thats the feeling I was getting while at the luncheon, a lot of smoke. But I needed a job so I stuck with it for seven month, 12 hours a day at lease 5 days a week and one 7 to 12 hour shift on the weekend. Upon returning to my plant, I was faced with different obstacles: learning how to stack racks with material in them, skids with coils on them, running a crane, banding coils on the line and keeping up with all the other things going on in the plant. Some days were fast and grueling, somedays were slow and dragged out. My main concern with this company was the lack of training or certification to operate a forklift, crane or other heavy equipment in the plant. I had practice stacking and unstacking racks and skids, but when its 3 am in the morning and your on your 4th day straight of working 12 hour shifts with very little sleep, your bound to have an accident or spill material. I also was not a fan of working 12 hours a day for 5 days straigt and only one day off. If you have kids, family or a personal life, say good bye to it. Because you're either sleeping, eating or at work and thats it.The weight of these coils is no joke, were talking about coils as small as 200 lbs to coils at big as 60,000 lbs. Mainly I was responsible for packaging material for shipping out, This involved, pulling out racks from inventory that where a lot of the time stacked on top of each other with as much as 13,999 lbs in them or less defending on the coil size and gage. Then you would also have to pull skids, this never made sense to me. With a world of technology, we still have to use forklifts to move small stacks of skids of coils out of the way to get to the one you need. Some time it would take me an hour or longer to get a skid. That was a colossal waste of time, money and man power. The plant I worked in is putting in a crane system that is automatic and is run by a computer but this will take at least 6 months to a year to install if not longer. I had four spills during my time at PSI and that cost me my job. The first two spills were months apart and the last two spills where a couple of days apart. I was at fault for all of them and I glad no one was ever hurt. After my last spill I was politely asked to resign because of my health/meds on was on and safety to others in the plant. I accepted their offer to resign and have moved on with my career search. If you want to work your life away for a good pay check every Thursday, paid holidays off, and a nice 401k, PSI is the place for you. I on the other hand was not so lucky, many of the other workers said you're going to drop stuff. Well, I dropped to much stuff and not here I am writing a review on Indeed.com. Hope this information helps you in your decision making process. Good luck and I have no hard feelings towards the plant or the company. I just feel like they need to have an overhaul of their: training and management situation.less
Paid Holidays, overtime pay, 401k, heath care, dental, vision, incentive bonus after six months
Long hours, little sleep, lack of training, and disgruntled staff
Excellent Employer for someone just out of high school
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Woodburn, KY – May 31, 2014
Precision is a excellent place to work for anyone just out of high school, great pay and benefits. But not knowing what your work schedule will be day to day makes it difficult for anyone with a family they care about. Which is probably why most employees have at least one or two failed marriages under their belt. Management acts like they care and pretend to listen but don't do anything for employees but blow smoke.
The fact that several supervisors and long term employees have left because of poor management says it all.