You would be reaponsible for running your post the entire 12 hour shift, making sure everything ran smoothly and also fixing any errors or malfunctions. There were days where everything would run great and you'd have spare time to help others or clean up around your area, and other days where you were fixing your machines for a majority of the shift, just trying to keep them running.
Management was good as far as I witnessed, they seemed to care and wanted to help you as much as they could by giving advice or training to help your productivity.
Hardest part of the job was working in the middle of summer around huge machines every day, very hot and humid, physically demanding to say the least.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with, they were all great people who liked to work and have fun at the same time.
Free lunch sometimes, great people to work with
Long hours, I was contracted making less than everyone else for the same work
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Waterville, NS – 10 June 2017
They only care about production, unless you get a good business unit leader who actually cares about the workers. Had to move because of the decrease in production and not given the option to come back
I was there for 12 Years and the first woman to do 3 jobs.
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Bridgewater, NS – 1 June 2016
I was the for woman to work in three areas of the plant. I was also picked to be the first woman to be a process technician for the first Tire Building machine of the kind in the world. It was a job I was very proud of. I was a very male dominate environment with many challenges. It was a job I was very proud to do.
When I started to work for that company, I was hired as a typist. Many months after I started to learn computer system. I threw myself in learning and I knew it so well that I was able to do all the work that was given to me. Later, I have learned to work at the Purchases department and I spent the last five years of my work in the Accounting department. I will rate that company as the best of all because they knew that I wanted and liked to learn and the Human Resources gave me a great opportunity to develop myself in my work environment.
Most of my co-workers were very amiable and the ambiance was, I must say, warm. Like any where else, there are pros and cons and you learn to deal with it on a daily basis.
I wish to find again a place where I will be able to show my capability as a hard and positive worker and who's not afraid to learn. Even if my schooling was not the highest doesn't mean that I cannot do a great work.
Very fast paced environment, lots of moving parts. attention to detail at all times ensuring finished product does not have defects. working 12 hour shifts rotating between nights and days. Standing for long periods of time. Very physically demanding
forklift operator (Former Employee) – 1Boudreau rd, Alberta – 16 January 2015
Unloading trucks and loading trucks with tires I learn pretty much forklift, order picking . The management wasn't to good and my co-workers did a great job helping each other out. The hardest part of the job would be unloading the trucks filled with tires and the most enjoyable part would be the co workers, we had a very good team
Career oriented company, decent benefits and a pension plan, good job security.
Maintainer Electrical/Mechanical/Lubrication (Former Employee) – Bridgewater, and Waterville, NS – 21 November 2014
Be there one half hour to fifteen minuets before start of your shift. Meetings at shift start to bring shops up to speed on the last shift and what the goals are for the day. Work as a team in a very safety conscious environment. Well structured management for the most part. Enjoyed my years working for this company and would recomend them to any person seeking a solid career.
Decent wages, decent benefits, working conditions are better than most industry settings, well structured management teams
a typical day starts at 7, you go to your post on the which ever machine you are trained on and thats where you work for the day - I learned to become independent, as well gained experience with power tools. - management was poor, while a lot of things were said very few ideas were ever put into action. - co-workers were very nice - the hardest part of the job was the physical aspect of it. - the most enjoyable part of the job was how easy things become when repeated over and over.
Electrical Mechanical Technician (Current Employee) – New Glasgow, NS – 5 April 2014
Really thought I would be there for a long time. But Michelin in Pictou is shutting down and I am actively looking for work. I take pride in my work and would like to work for a company that does the same.
Clear on employee responsibilities. Encourages team work and cross training to improve team work functionality. Has profound future goals and normally meets and exceeds them. A great company to build multiple skills in the workplace!
support to suceed as an indiviual and a team player