was easy work, even though it was fast paced and required a lot of lifting. often sent off to do something on your own and then you would come together as a group to finish the order. had a nice balance of solotairy work and team work.
only have to be at work for 8 hours lunch and breaks are pad for the repeated work can take a toll on the body. what ever job you are doing on a car, is done on 450 cars a day and this repeated motion of he body can cause injury
The best part of working at FCA (Chrysler, Brampton Assembly) is the wages -$35.00/hour for unskilled manual labour. Benefits are mediocre. Work is monotonous and hard on the joints. There are easy jobs in inspection and material handling. Selection for those jobs is by seniority.
I personally would not recommend working in Auto Assembly for a young person. It would be better to get a good education in a high demand profession than to work a boring job and potentially oneself. I'm amazed at the number of 2nd and 3rd generation autoworkers at Brampton Assembly.
$34.00 for unskilled manual labour, easy to get time off work for personal reasons, I've worked with some great people.
Manual labour, joint injuries, boredom, lack of advancement opportunities, some fellow employees and management not so nice to work with
The company helps University students afford all their expenses and still be able to save up due to the high wages provided. The union is very supportive towards all employees and the supervisors understand any absences due to educational purposes.
Job description included much of what I sought in the growth of skills and increase in remuneration. The extra hours are not predictable and days that begin at 4:45 a.m. may not end until 7 or 8 p.m. The training needs some organizational elements. The workplace is not conducive to growth and expansion with regard to my abilities. The benefits are great, the pay is great- a more invigorating environment could add to the positive energy within the workplace.
pay and benefits
unpredictable hours and needs of organization in training
It was a good job as a student, it fit around my schedule and the salary really helped with student expenses. My fellow employees where very helpful and i learned every job in the stamping department fairly quickly.
close to home
repetitive work with only 15 minute breaks. always on your feet
First started at the Chrysler Canada Ajax On. Trim Plant in 1982 .Worked on different lines assembling door panels . In 1987 I went to warehouse to operate Counterbalance Forklift and certified in house . There I would load and load product from or to transport trailers . Would take parts to all areas on the 3 lines . !990 I went back to the plant to work on the line . In 1993 I transferred to the Chrysler Canada Brampton Assembly Plant . The Ajax Trim Plant was closing .I learned to use various air powered tools . Learned to operate and air powered glue spray gun , The people were good to work with and the environment was great . I didn't really have any dislikes about my job . After transfer to Brampton I worked in Trim ! area installing multiple parts . Learned to operate pneumatic arm to install HVAC unit into chassis . In 2003 I took an early retirement package due to health problems