Great place to work if you would like to learn a lot
General Welder Apprentice (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 February 2017
Typical day: Continue whatever project you were on the day before. But usually it was cutting and prepping piping for the welders, as I was an apprentice at the time.
What you learned: Wow, I learned much more than I can mention. But everything from welding, to installation of piping. This is the best place to work if you want to learn how to do jobs properly.
Management: They were good, tough, but good. Often I would get chewed out for not completing jobs on time, but I knew that they could do it in that time frame. So I would just try harder to meet their expectations next time. The manager was truly skilled, and could do any job that was asked of us. If we had a question about anything, when knew we could just go and ask. He would even come out and throw a welding helmet on to show you how he wants it done. Nothing but praise for the management.
Hardest part of the job: I would say, meeting the expectations. There were tight deadlines, and they expected perfection when building something. But as I was an apprentice, this was very difficult for me.
The most enjoyable part of the job: I would say, the people around you that you work with. Also, I personally enjoy learning. So when someone would take the time to teach me something, I would just relish the moment and absorb as much as I could.
Clean work area, great coworkers, always something to learn, lots of equipment to choose from