Instrument Technician (Former Employee), Elgin Platform – April 8, 2013
Pros: plenty of online courses
Cons: a bullying culture in maintenance offshore.
I worked Offshore with them for one year, after which I chose to leave. The salary was low for my Trade, with little room for increase or progress. There is also some bullying offshore and the H.R department is weak. The platform is O.K and modern, but sleeping quarters can be noisy as they are in the hull beneath the utilities plant.
ET (Former Employee), Katy Texas – February 6, 2013
Not good place to work. Many problems with customer service. Management dont care and safety is a problem. I seen them hide cut/old lifting straps so customer wont see them. They continue to use the same straps
Working offshore is different from working in an office onshore - obviously. The long working day (12 hours), the harsh weather conditions, especially in the North Sea, the remoteness, and the reliance on helicopter travel do not suit everyone. Others find it a challenging but refreshing environment, quite different from the nine-to-five routine and – more... the rush-hour commute. – less
Senior Project Scheduler at DuPont, Memphis plant (Former Employee), DuPont Plant, Memphis, TN – November 30, 2012
Pros: all good
Inputting planner information into a Microsoft Project TAR schedule. I learned a lot about accessing information out of SAP maintenance module. All employee were easy to get along with and helped me in obtaining information that was prevalent to DuPont. There was no hard part to this job. I have been doing like jobs for more than 30 years.
PIPING DESIGN ENGINEER (Current Employee), OSLO , NORWAY – November 7, 2012
• Preparation of piping layout, Equipment modeling & Production of GAD’S and ISOMETRICS in PDMS. • Much Familiar In Draft and Design. • Economical routing of piping without fouling. • Interference checking of piping with other Equipments, Structures & other disciplines. • Commenting on P&ID’s, equipment Vendor drawings & Structural drawings. • Coordinating – more... with other departments like Civil, Process & Instrumentation. • Preparation of line list and review of revised drawings. • Providing technical assistance to discipline assigned personnel as required. • Preparation of Detail drawing for all kind of pipe supports with bill of material. • Checking of all the drawings thoroughly to improve the quality of drawings – less
Labourer (Former Employee), Dyce – October 23, 2012
Pros: great place to work
Cons: far to travel
Stripping down all the machines for off shore, fixing them and putting them back together. Really enjoyed my job there and my co-workers made it a great place to work. The hardest part of the job was getting up at half 4 every morning. I learned how to fix all machines in the space of 4 months and how these machines work.
IT Support Analyst (Current Employee), Aberdeen – October 2, 2012
Supporting Engineering PC’s and User Accounts, also 1500 Office Staff in 6 Building working on serveral different projects from first contact by phone or E-mail to resolving the problem. Prepare Inventory List for all Old Pc’s to be Disposed of and all New PC and Laptops given to User During XP and Windows 7 Roll out.
mechanical technician (Former Employee), Aberdeen Scotland – October 1, 2012
Pros: good salery
Cons: working far from home
I would start at 0630 and finish around 1830. My day consisted of setting up the hydroulic rig to carry out the functions needed for the day ahead.i enjoyed the banter with my co-workers as i was an englishman working in Scotland.The hardest part of the job was probably gettin my head around reading engineering drawings.
Pros: there was a fitness centre in the basement of the engineering office.
2012-06 – 2012-09 Aker Solutions, Fornebu, Norway Position : Senior Piping Stress Engineer. Project : Ekofisk 2/4 Zulu. Pipe Stress Analysis using CAESAR II version 5.1 on Wellheads & Flow Lines, Oil / NGL Process Lines, Gas Process & Process Utility Piping Systems, using 45 Load Cases in Design File and 30 Load Cases in Blast File. Performing ASME – more... B16.5 Flange Leakage Tests according to ASME VIII Division 2 app 3. – less
Pros: been in the job 2 years so has been stable, sky + in all rooms (great for nightshift), wi-fi areas, 30 mins on chopper to heliport, new platform so relatively clean place to work
Cons: away from home for 2 weeks out of the month, miss certain events birthdays etc.
Working offshore so do a 12 hour shift. Work in construction so its generally accepted you will help out with all the trades in the activity for the day regardless if your expertise is needed. I enjoy this as you pick up skills from different trades and can therefore assist them better in the future.
You definitely feel part of a team out there and – more... the workforce will then assist you when you are carrying out your job.
I enjoy the offshore lifestyle in the sense you get lots of time off to pursue other things you enjoy outside work and you get holidays with the 2 on 2 off rota that I currently am under contract. – less
Project Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Tucson, AZ – September 18, 2012
Pros: something different every day
Cons: long hours
Attended meetings and produced minutes Scheduled meetings using Outlook calendars Provided information to project engineers, for travel and administrative procedures Arranged for vendor presentations Produced weekly report from the engineers’ reports Worked closely with other project administrative assistants, sharing work and training