Michelle has been an employee of Tronox (and its former corporate guises) for the past 19 years, and in a job that was originally brokered by Forrest Personnel. Nineteen years is an incredibly long time! How many people can say they’ve worked with – or have a continuing association with – an employer for that length of time?
The big questions
We were curious about Michelle, her job and what it entails, and how it has enriched her life for all these years.
Trip to Tronox
We met her in the Tronox lobby in July, and together with her team member Sheryl, we were ushered into her workspace.
Dealing in mineral sands
She has several interrelated roles that work in support of the testing of mineral sands that are shipped in for analysis. Some of the mineral sands arrive in cloth bags. Michelle empties the bags. She then has to inspect the bags to ensure they are in good enough condition for the next round of field collections. The cloth bags are then washed in a machine and dried. Interestingly enough, the bags are not hung, as one would imagine, but meticulously organised in small stacks inside a drying cabinet. Stacks can be thicker or thinner depending on the weather and humidity.
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