1 Good Hope
East Coast Demerara
Jonathan Orenstein Studio
|The companys production staff is divided
up into 22 sections. Each section is made up of three workers and a Section Head
(foreman). We consider our Section Heads as special, as they are the backbone of our
company. Together a Section Head and his men are capable of producing large, complex,
steel fabricated components. We also have a Site Erection Crew, as the erection of steel
frame buildings contributes significantly to our business. Our Site Crew is hand picked
for this job as they usually work at heights of 6 meters and more.
||At the beginning of 1998 IEL instituted its
formal training program for which we wrote a training manual. The manual contains
instructions and diagrams pertaining to the basic tasks an entry level apprentice is
expected to master before being accepted as a permanent employee on the production floor.
At the end of their three-month apprenticeship period, employees are expected to be
capable of the following:
- Reading, interpreting and making items from detailed drawings.
- Use a measuring tape to lay out dimensions in both the metric and imperial systems of
- Arc welding to extremely high standards.
- Oxyacetylene flame cutting
- Operating Plasma Arc cutting machines
- Operating large equipment such as:
Plate Decoiling machine
Plate Slitting machine
|Special sections include employees with
training in MIG and TIG welding operations, and CNC Flame cutting operations. IEL's
Maintenance Department (with electrical and Mechanical sections) fully maintains all our
resources as well as undertaking specialist projects for IEL customers.
promote our training and apprenticeship program as it allows us to train new employees to
do their job to world class standards and eliminates issues associated with any legacy
habits a new employee may have.
The IEL production staff is a very close knit unit. One of the companys greatest
assets is the great pride we take in our work. This alone sets our company apart from all
the rest. Our staff turnover is less than nine percent and the majority of us consider IEL
as our future.