Fast paces work environment
Weld Associate (Current Employee) – Elora, ON – 15 January 2014
A typical day at work, is swiping in on time. Going to your zone to see your team members and team leader to be told what is happening for the night. Your team leader will place your name on the dedicated line for the four quarters of the night, and you will go there with a team member, or by yourself (depending on the line). First quarter you do startups, making sure the line will shut down when needed, replacing robot tips, writing down weld numbers. Stock up your work line, and then make parts. The next three quarters consist of making parts, or supporting your work team with their lines.
If you need to talk to management, its easier when you are on day shift as compared to nights, or afternoons (but since you rotate between days and afternoons, you are able to see them every two weeks, regardless).
The hardest part of the job is when you are put on a line with someone that can not keep to the same pace as yourself, and you still have to try to hit rate.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to learn anything if you apply yourself.