What I wish was different
I think at first I was overwhelmed by the number of projects that I was given, I think the number was between 15-20 so it was very hard to keep up to date and develop a plan. I learned quickly that this was necessary as each manufacturing line would only be shut down for a few days each month, it was important I was up to date on each project so I could use the shutdown time as efficiently as possible to analyze, measure, inspect, locate, and eventually implement new ideas. Often there were weeks where there would be no shutdowns that involved my projects, these were where I would plan or design as much as possible and work on paperwork. Sometimes these dry spells would last for multiple weeks and I'd be forced to search extensively through manuals and online sources to be able to continue work, but that was always helpful in furthering my understanding of each project.