Pros: employee driven improvements to areas and processes, managers addressing employees with positive feedback on a daily basis, luncheons for employees to thank them for their roles in the company, excellent focus on safety company wide
Cons: conjested working space at beginning of process, lack of space to put materials
This was an exciting position as not only was I leading a team of leaders on the production of a "new age" living quarters camp for Suncor energy, I was involved in all aspects of the project from beginning to end. Upon hire, I became involved in doing material take offs, recruiting as we progressed through the stages of development, creating progression – more... reports and meeting with stakeholders, tracking production times and reporting them in morning meetings, implementing daily stretching program and conducting morale interviews with employees to ensure our leaders were developing and mentoring staff to working with the construction manager in aligning the functions for success in the manufacture of the units.
I learned about all that it takes to prepare for a multi million dollar project, the alignment of activites required before anything could be started, who all the stakeholders were and how each step affected the previous/next step on the planning stages.
Managers were not familiar with camps production and were very open to trying concepts that were brought to the table from those of us with relevant experience in the manufacture of camps.
My co-workers were excellent teachers, mentors and achievers. Not only do we learn from those who lead us, but we learn so much from those we lead. Very rewarding experience for me.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to be on the plant floor as often as I was used to as my job required alot of administrative duties daily. I came from a background of being on the floor 90% of the day and ensuring that all employee needs were being met to maxinize productivity in a safe, quality minded manner daily.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with all levels of management, design, human resources, sub contractors and employees as well as seeing the customer expectations being met and exceeded as we progressed. – less