Production Line Worker (Employé actuel) – Armstrong, BC – 23 janvier 2019
TL;DR Fast paced, team environment that focuses on quality and production numbers. Union job with benefits and retirement plan. Shift work with shift premiums and about 6 levels of pay. Getting your raise depends on your position and how long you've been there. Great people to work with and occasional company events.
It's a fast paced environment where quality is the most important aspect.
Which is funny to think about.
Is it a hard job? It'll feel like it if it's your first job or never worked in a fast paced environment before.
You might feel discouraged when you feel like you're the slowest worker. Don't be, it takes time and effort to improve your speed without losing quality.
You'll eventually be taught more then one way to do things. It's up to you to incorporate them into how you do the job. If you take the time to obersve how you perform the work at hand. You can find ways to improve and make it easier on you.
It's a team based environment, so helping out others when you can is to be expected.
It's a union job with benefits, where seniority gets higher priority on training or job postings. There's about six different levels of pay and maybe limited vacancy in those levels.
If you manage to obtain a job posting that's not entry level. You'll receive the next level pay when they decide that you're ready for it. Which can depend on the position and can be up to a year before you do receive it.
Of course it'll also feel unfair when a new employee is posted into the same position that you just applied for. They might just haveplus... prior experience with a different company. So, don't fret unless it's a new hire who is being trained in a shorter time frame to know as much as you. Then it's just a race to see who gets that level of pay faster!
Ha! That or they forgot about you and assumed you're already making that level of pay. So, don't forget to bring it up!
Most of the people here are great to work with. The pay could be higher though. Some positions just don't get paid enough.
It's also shift work on a three week rotation with shift premiums. Depending on the demand and if they have enough people. There will be three shifts, otherwise just the two, or one if you're on the slower side of the plant.moins
The people! Also, benefits and occasional company events.
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General Labourer (Ancien employé) – Armstrong, BC – 25 mai 2019
I absolutely loved my time at Kohler Hytec. From the time you arrive and every day after, you’re made to feel appreciated, recognized for your efforts and engaged in the processes as well as the culture.
They really invest the time and resources to train their new recruits and you never feel like quantity takes precedence over quality. A lot of companies will tell you that, but with Hytec, it really isn’t just lip service.
We had a training day for which they shut down production and put us in groups to go around doing various workshops, learning about everything from safety, to quality, to company policies.
The CEO of Kohler as well as all the management in the Armstrong facility have a policy of putting people first and recognizing that if you invest in and care about your employees, they will be happier and more invested in bettering themselves and consequently the company’s interest at the same time. You really do feel that policy being put into practice every day. We have meetings all the time with HR and the Operations Manager asking for our input as to what they can do to make you happy, what sort of changes you would like to see and how they can make everyone feel included and appreciated. They are candid, sincere and really do care.
The culture is fantastic. There’s so much going on that you can get involved in. We have bbqs, free tickets to Viper games, hikes, community involvement, children’s Christmas parties and so so much more. Safety is paramount and every person you work with takes great pride in their work and is always willing to help or takeplus... the time to answer questions.
I highly recommend Kohler as a wonderful place to work. I’ve never been treated as well as I was at Kohler Hytec.moins
Management is phenomenal and makes every effort to make you feel welcomed and appreciated.