Pros: could be able to interact with hr
a typical day at work-
Upon clocking in I view my email to see there is any particular tasks to be done advised by my mentor, supervisor, or any bodies. Thereafter I test samples of gypsum plasters prior made the night before. I then venture to the Plaster Mill where most of my testing and observations is to be done and reported to the foreman and Process Engineer.
what you learned-
I have learned alot in the short period of time, on how to delegate my tasks and give feedback to the respected personnel. I learned to work with people on various tasks and projects and how respect their opinion. I have learned to manage my time well as at some point I had to be in charge of the laboratory which include customer complaint and investigate for rectification. And without saying I learned to think on my feet, convey information in the appropriate format, to be apply my knowledge even in areas outside my expertise.
I have learned alot from management,even at time not seeing them, and they even gave me the opportunity to partake in management meetings and conveying information to employees particular to the laboratory procedures and environmental aspects.
the hardest part of the job -
At first I found it difficult to management my time especially when I am assigned to do projects as my work schedule is time based. I have found to multi-task. I had to take criticisms and work on it as I am an impatient person, and learned to listen and learn to speak/do with grace to overcome this obstacle.
the most enjoyable part of the job -
To be able to apply my knowledge and obtaining sufficient results. To learn everyday something new and to be able to give realistic feedback.