My day to day activities involved the stable operation of the plant, managing of personnel, plant preparation, personnel allocation, safety operation of the plant, reporting to clients and reporting to senior management.
I have learned how to operate all unit operations, all distillation units, reactor units and liquid, liquid extraction columns. i have also learned to work with the team to achieve the set objectives.
There was a very good culture of team work and rewarding of excellence, unfortunately this culture can also be affected by the style of management.
My hardest part is when the personnel reporting to me did not understand the bigger picture when I had to deliver some bad messages from the senior management.
The diverse nature of stuff and the fact that while with the company i got to grow through out all levels and ranks within the company.