GE Peterborough was, at one time, a terrific place of employment. Unfortunately after more then 100 years of manufacturing, the factory is closing. Management is chaotic and disorganized. The employees for the most part, are amazing and work well together. It was a great environment to learn new skills and there was opportunities to change jobs internally to expand your skill set.
A typical day at GE involves arriving at the facility, checking in with your fellow employee from the previous shift to find out what is on shift agenda, organizing your day and then proceeding with your workday. At any moment a new "more important" job can displace any project you may be working on so learning flexibility is a must.
Training programs at the plant were unfortunately, mostly a result of trying to catch up to government regulations but were generally top notch.
All in all, I love what I do in my daily crane operations. Because Peterborough is a custom shop, every job presents a new challenge in calculating lift hardware, angles and safety.
Working in the nuclear division was a whole different angle, dealing with a spotless, climate controlled environment that requires exemplary attention to detail. My history of troubleshooting, metrics and mechanical abilities were challenged in a workplace where perfection is the required norm because of the nature of the business.
Both sides of the facility run on variable shifts like most manufacturing.