Pros: we got a lot of over time, usually weekends
Cons: sometimes it was extremely hot and dirty
I worked steady days. We carried a pager so that when a call came in we would answer the page via computer. We would then check out what we needed for the job and get the necessary tools /equipment for the job.
I learned how to work with others, patience, safety.
Management was for the most part cooperative. If I didn't feel that the job wasn't safe I was free to voice that without consequences.
My co workers were the same. We worked together in an adult fashion. We would discuss the best wa tio handle the job and get it done.
The hardest part of the job was explaining to a production supervisor why we had to shut a machine down to do a certain job. We had to lock out al power to a machine for it to be safe to work on and production didn't like to do that.
We had freedom of the plant, so we were able to go to different areas on free time. We weren't tied down to a job and our supervisor didn't mind as long as we had our pagers with us.