Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to normal

Day 1 of the 6 day shift cycle. Shift 4:00 till midday
Press - Mulder
Tiles made: Demi Ronde 33 Noir - 4000
Dry Tiles unstacked: Embout de Ventilation, BV/Paille/SL/Ochre/Cuivre

Nounours & Gege (Jayjay) came back today after 2 weeks holiday. Thank God. While they were away it has been hell. The mouleuse for the DTP broke. BROKE. A big chunk of the cast-iron casing fell off because some charley was running it with the clay too hard. So it was completely dismantled and sent back to Holland for repairs. In the meantime we had to use the STP to make the rives normally made with the DTP. It was hell - we don't know the STP so well, nor do our team's mechanic & sparky.
And because we were short staffed by everyone taking leave in August we had a bunch of new interimaires. SOme of them can cut it, but others are hopeless. Even the ones that aren't useless, it takes weeks/months to pick up all the little intricacies and quirks of the systems.
Laurent & I will be changing team in September. It's a promotion for Laurent and he asked if he can take me with him, which is very flattering.

My bust finger (see posts below) gave me a bit of gyp, but otherwise it wasn't a bad day. 4000 is OK given the 5 canges in colour we had and the press being badly set up at the start of the shift.

There is a notice on the board saying that because of decreased production in the accessories dept (that is, us) The stockyard is getting dangerously low on accessories. This could lead to sales of regular tiles being cancelled because there are no ridge/edge tiles to go with them. Our dept now has priority on all repairs and personnel.


At 12:02 am, Blogger Max said...

Love your blog. Especially when you comment on simple, picayune observations like how the French drink. Very interesting. Keep blogging and hope your finger is OK. Use tools next time.


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