caster/melter (Former Employee) – Collingwood, ON – 5 June 2017
worked straight nights, 12-18 hour shifts. i started as a caster, running pressure molds, quickly learned to run and maintain moulds. I was able to also get the opportunity receive forklift licence. I also worked in the melting department were we melted down aluminum, zinc and magnesium in electrical furnaces.
Customer Service for Extrusion (Former Employee) – Laval, QC – 1 June 2017
Always challenging but great. each day I learned something new internally or with customers. Management was great. Work place was enjoyable and pleasant. Hardest part was when we need to collect a customer, but I do enjoy what I do.
Quebec .Plant engineering and management (Former Employee) – Baie-Comeau, QC – 9 February 2017
I have been involved on Alcoa projects as an SNCLAVALIN employee between 1989 and 1990, working as area engineer in the extension of the company's plant in Baie-Comeau, Quebec.
I was again involved on Alcoa projects as a Hatch employee between 2001 and 2002, as a plant engineer in Baie-Comeau, Quebec.
A typical day was an eight hour day.Management was courteous and considerate and workplace culture was friendly and cooperative.
We all did our best to produce the best results for the company, which, in my case at least, expressed their appreciation.
Working as a plant engineer, in charge of the structural team, I learned many important things regarding the functioning of the company and its organization, and many of the aluminium plant's working procedures.
Excellent organization and appreciative management
Layout Mechanic (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 2 December 2015
I worked there for 37 years when it was called Kawneer Company of Canada and then it I couldn't stand the changes when Alcoa took over. They downsized and took all our manufacturing. Lots of good workers lost their jobs.....so sad!
Tedious and competitive workplace with supportive management system to work with. There are training seminars to assist with personal and educational growth and development benefits. The most challenging part of the job is being threatened by thieves and unfair persons when I carry out my duties. The most fun aspect of the job is working alongside my co-workers each day, participating in yearly voluntary projects and other developmental activities.
Health Cards, subsidies for children attending school.
difficult area to work and live but that is the nature of the beast
AREA CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (Former Employee) – Northern desert in Saudia Arabia – 7 March 2015
Workdays are long but with nothing else to do in a camp situation long days a re good. I was senior management on site and reported to the project director by eamil and phone as he was located in a different part of the coubtry. The hardest part of the project was to get various nationalities work work as a coheisive force for the benifit of the project The most enjoyable part of the project was when we saw it all start to run and trains being loaded with ore.
Deal with our very demanding customer, as far as quality issues are concern. Without mistaken Alcoa was the company the I learned the most in all matters. I did manage over than 1000 associates, with environment heavily involved with environment, heath and safety producers (EHS). As the fist plant in Honduras like Alcoa, it was challenging to set up and running the productions lines as well the training in all areas in how Alcoa runs its operations and EHS protocols. The hardest part of the job was the set up of the Safety and Environmental protocols in place for Alcoa and Honduras's regulations. The must enjoyable part of my job was the job itself and dynamism.
Metallurgical NDT Quality Inspector Level II (Former Employee) – Montreal – 10 April 2014
Challenging workload to complete with no impact on Quality objectives, manufacturing process and requirements reviewed an d optimized. Co-workers and management silos inherent to productivity... but over all camaraderie.