Engineering – More Than Nuts and Bolts…First Day at Stabiltec

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4 thoughts on “Engineering – More Than Nuts and Bolts…First Day at Stabiltec

  1. It sounds like you’re getting a good feel for the business management as well as engineering production side of things. Can you give us a feel for how many people work in production of this specific part, or are they cross trained in every aspect of the drill bit production?

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    1. At the Houston branch, there are currently 6 people working full time. However, some are very experienced and cross-trained to perform different tasks, while others specialize in different tasks. Since Houston is the tool repair shop, everyone has a huge role in the shop’s output. However, in the Louisiana plant, people are trained in specific areas, often operating only one machine.

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    1. Sorry to get back so late, I am still getting used to this site… Yes, that is an argon tank, hooked up to one of the three heavy duty welders that we use at the Houston Repair branch. I have learned to use all three, with different grades of welding wire, performing different operations on different tools.

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