Had good experiences with new and old technology, great people and many different situations that put us to the test.
Pros: learnt old programming, got to work with older systems, safety appreciation weeks (free lunch during that week)
Cons: old, outdated, dirty, always fighting fires
This was an old but sufficient paper mill that closed in the three quarter mark of 2014. Learnt many different systems and had the opportunity to do a little bit of everything from electrician apprentice to drafter and then to automation but having the title as a control systems technologist. Meet some great people whom I will never forget. Sadly, the building and mill, being almost 100 years old had to permanently shut its doors as newer paper mill from Resolute Forest Products were making cleaner paper with newer instruments and new technology that made them more efficient and easy to keep running. Overall I have a fantastic experience.