Pros: free soda, bbqs, same overall goals for everyone
Cons: union environment, machines can breakdown holding up production
The goals from day to day may be the same but the challenges are always different. You always have to be there to support your team and people are always encouraged to learn more.
On a typical day you're putting out fires such as fixing and figuring out something that causes the operations line to stop.
What I've learned is how to deal with very high level management above and employees below.
My coworkers are either in management or in a union environment. We all have the same goals in the end and I like that.
The hardest part of the job is fixing some of the down times on the machinery that we have.
The most enjoyable part of work is when the lines have been running non stop for a long time.