Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Bethune, SK – 5 October 2017
Work was great but like all construction jobs, we worked ourselves out of a job. I hope that K+S Potash Canada decides to expand this mine. The Local 179 Pipefitters and Welders Union did a wonderful job.
The free lunches at the camp were great
Those who chose to travel daily were not very well compensated
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 August 2017
Overall average income for the construction industry. Not competitive with O&G. Management culture is loose. They will talk about internal advancement, but, always hire outside the company for top jobs.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 9 August 2017
Works not bad, this new fibre division is really messed up for the pay and benefits though,.50cents an hr to pension.... And to find out theres other companies coming on the sites taking half your work at a higher rate is really disheartening.
Pipefitter Apprentice (Former Employee) – Long Harbour, NL – 26 January 2017
I started as a 2nd year apprentices on a 10 hour day of 7 days on and 7 days off.I completed the required hour of my apprenticeship but have yet to write Red Seal journeyman.I learned a wide variety of related task such as pumps,piping fab work,maintenance of waste water and drinking water treatment plants,worked on commissioning of same as well as repairs/maintenance and commissions of underground service throughout the Long Harbour site.I had good relations with management and coworkers during the almost four years with Aecon Hardest part of the job was the travel daily to and from work especially during winters but enjoyed all aspects of the job.Most recently working was with KBAC on the LH project and finished in Aug 2016
Steamfitter-Pipefitter @488 (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 3 January 2017
No Toolboxes, hence tools were always scattered in various spots and far away in lay down area. No crane use in budget, so lets pay extra guys to stand around and watch the young guns manually hand rig and transfer the spools in tight areas in a live plant. Never had the right use of manpower on jobs or the right tools. we had to burrow from other contractors because we knew the employees working there to help out our day. Expected high demand but with unorganized work ethic. Camp was not good in terms of food and travel. Overall, stupid. I wont go work for that Super again if I hear he's running another job.