Great company to work for, but safety was a concern.
Pros: benefits, compensation, opportunity for growth
Cons: working around hazardous chemicals, safety not on par with nuclear facilities
Arrived at work at 7:30 and received trouble calls from the night before. Worked on trouble calls until 4:00, unless staying later was deemed necessary. The 5 other E & I technicians and I would be on a six-week on-call rotation, in which we were on call 24 hours a day for one week.
What I learned:
I learned how to work on many electrical – more... components that I had never previously even seen or heard of.
Management was great! They were always concerned with doing the job right and doing it quickly, but they were first and foremost concerned about the employees of the plant. They were very willing to help us out and allow us to work overtime, even if our overtime was simply staying at the plant and studying technical manuals.
For the most part, my co-workers were great team players and we all worked well together. On most occasions, doing our jobs required some sort of team effort.
Hardest part of the job:
Fixing electrical components in the middle of the night in the middle of winter, during an ice storm.
Most enjoyable part of the job:
Finally getting a component to work correctly after extensive struggles and trials to get it right. – less