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Old 09-12-2017, 5:27pm   #1
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In our company's long history they have never re-opened a closed facility. About two months ago Alcoa announce we would be starting back up three of our potlines to provide metal to the rolling mill. There were a bunch of new positions opened up so I applied for one, might as well try something new after 13 years on the rolling side.
I accepted the offer and am in the process of transitioning to the new job. Wow what a difference between the two jobs. Should be fully in the new spot at months end. We expect to start the first potline up in December. I've got a lot to learn and a steep learning curve to take it all in over the next few months.
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Is that a lateral or a move up?
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Congrats on the new position. Hope you like it! Good Luck! Great to hear they reopened a closed facility.
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Congrats on the new position. Hope you like it! Good Luck! Great to hear they reopened a closed facility.


Low and stable natural gas prices and a pro business president have consequences....like jobs coming back!

Good luck with the new job.
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Congrats and good luck!
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Congratulations. Does this mean more money for you?
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Cograts, What ALL you say is good news.

FWIW I'm a stockholder!
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FWIW I'm a stockholder!
That means you are his boss. Now, tell him to work harder and stop taking so many coffee breaks!
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That means you are his boss. Now, tell him to work harder and stop taking so many coffee breaks!
I will first give him a chance to prove his worth!
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Is that a lateral or a move up?
Promotion.
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Congrats on the new position. Hope you like it! Good Luck! Great to hear they reopened a closed facility.
Hey Wendy, so far I've been smiling ear to ear just thinking of getting away from my current position. Stuff has been going down hill with a manager who is unfamiliar with a maintenance organization. He is used to a technical area and not all the moving parts.
The new boss seems level headed and I know a bunch of the salaried folks there now. In fact three of them worked with me on the other side of the plant. Most of the mechanics and electricians I am know.
It will be different having personnel working for me again.
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That means you are his boss. Now, tell him to work harder and stop taking so many coffee breaks!
I usually only work half days, 12 hours with no breaks.
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Hey Wendy, so far I've been smiling ear to ear just thinking of getting away from my current position. Stuff has been going down hill with a manager who is unfamiliar with a maintenance organization. He is used to a technical area and not all the moving parts.
The new boss seems level headed and I know a bunch of the salaried folks there now. In fact three of them worked with me on the other side of the plant. Most of the mechanics and electricians I am know.
It will be different having personnel working for me again.
Challenge is good! You got this!
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Well, OK, but 6spdC6 is still gonna keep an eye on you!

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very cool, indeed
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Sounds like we got a good guy there!
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Wow, what a few busy weeks!!! Trying to get settled into dealing with the union labor issues, time entry crap, HR (could write a book about how much fun this has been this week) and trying to get the shops put back together. I've been averaging 9-10 miles walking each day between the two sides of the plant. One more week to go and I'm over on the smelter side full time. It will be nice to stay in one spot and not jump back and forth between the two departments.
It is really cool to see our whole plant as one business unit instead of the old Alcoa being three different business units. If one side of the plant loses a little bit because metal prices are up or down, the other side makes up for it. It has been a wild ride bringing a plant back from an 18 month no upkeep closure to being able to turn equipment back on and test stuff.
Come Monday morning we start our Green Mill and commence producing carbon blocks for the ring furnace to cure and anode assembly to build anodes for the pot lines. All of the folks are back from layoff and work will start on Monday digging out the pots of old aluminum and getting them ready to start on the 4th of December.
Amazing team effort in 10 weeks. It will be 76 days on Monday from when Alcoa announced they will restart our smelter, and it will be the day we press our first carbon block. Something like 700 LBS of carbon.
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