OK, first things first, going to bed before dawn is going to get me... last 2 nights I've lain in bed from 11pm to 2am trying to sleep, and fall asleep somewhere around 3am, up at 6am.... and then sleeping after supper for a few hours. MIGHT just be in a daylight dweller sleep pattern by the end of the 3 weeks of training Just in time to go back to the night shift(1545hrs to midnight or 0200 for OT)
My training group is only 5 ppl. 2 of us from my class, 2 that used to work there before and went back so they can move up, and 1 on a work practicum for 16 weeks for his engineering.
Yesterday was just lectures and figuring out the building. Made for a long day but at least not draining....
Today on the other hand
We each have a board about 5"x8".... not bad till you think about it having 9 sections and each section having 50-60peices in it.... yep.... thats right.
Working with peices 0.04"x0.02" up to 0.22"x0.25", and about 1mm thick. Was working with the 0805 peices at the end of today.... Thank god they have a 10x loupe to see how the work is, no way in hell am I going to be looking at solder joints that small even with my glasses. They've got some pretty wide tolerances, like being allowed to have 1/2 the component off the pad... Either I'm good or the tolerances are WAY too wide, so far my worst is less than 10%, I'm hitting the company target 95% of the time.
Found out where we move to after training is done too.... I get to work in WIRELESS as a Production Technician. Nothing like soldering peices you can barely see, never mind work with.
Fun eh? Do this till I've got everything paid off, and go back to school for another 2yrs... at least the company policies include a back to school bonus, the company will pay up to 50% of tuition costs for a tech program if you do the paperwork that says you're coming back.