Pros: free lunches, free certifications, wild parties, great people
Cons: long hours, distant locations
On a typical day at dessau, I would arrive on a job site, greet the superintendent and foreman and proceed to assure the proper materials were being used, and structural components agreed with blueprints. This included concrete quality measurements, sampling and recording various data depending on the type of work site. Above ground work sites included – more... road work, landscaping, hydro tunnels, sewer tunnels, subway tunnels.
Management encouraged and supported me while I went back to school to complete university. Education, certification, self improvement, healthy lifestyles were strongly supported. Team work was strongly supported, my co-workers and I had each others backs. Wild seasonal parties. The hardest part of the job was the unpredictability of the clients, which Dessau management compensated for. – less