Snow plough Operator Transfield (Former Employee) – Verner, ON – 4 October 2016
Challenging job during winter storms, Equipment should have a planned maintenance program vs repair as required. Liaison between main office,satellite offices is poor for the operators. Operators have a good sense of team effort during operations.
Long hours working with sometimes challenging conditions
Sr. Labour Relations Advisor (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 November 2015
Working in the Oil Patch demands strict adherence to a meriad of safety rules and employment practices.
"Skill Trades" personnel are hires from a union hall. Essentially a call is made to the "hall" for a certain number of skilled trades personnel; sufficient to meet client target dates for completion of whatever work is required. Normal reference checking is not an option as the hire is not an employee as such.
Employment conditions are those spelled out in a negotiated "Master Agreement" incorporating the terms and conditions of as many as ten (10) different unions with different skill sets. Example; Teamsters, Welders, Fitters, BoilerMakers, Riggers, etc etc.
As a labour relations advisor, one is tasked with the responsibility to administer the terms and conditions of a "Master" site agreement. Duties and responsibilities include the disposition of grievances and complaints initiated by members of the various bargaining units. Interaction with union representatives is frequent and can at times be intense requiring a high level of "dispute resolution" skills.
Pay rates are generally far beyond those of city businesses.
Work schedules are often (12) hours/day x (20)days and (4) days off
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Mattawa, ON – 16 November 2015
being a company which hires drivers for the winter months as operators it is a great place to work. The vehicles are all new and there are lots of great co-workers. The company could spend a bit more time however providing regular maintenance to the equipment. The day shift sure seems to fly by but the night shift just drags on, management are there but they are not able to help with much when needed cause they too are work overloaded. There are not too many places to move up into however.
Power Engineer Assistant /Labourer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 4 September 2015
> great camp to work on > great maintenance team to work with > ever changing work environment > plenty of exposure to large industrial equipment > always working around other trades making it easy to learn new things
Paint Crew Labourer (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 30 May 2015
On the road alot. Move from motel to motel. A typical day at work consisted of driving a warning pick up truck , warning drivers of wet paint on the highways. I was part of the paint crew and worked along with my co-workers and helped strap down paint totes on a crash buffer truck. long hours.
Journeyman Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 May 2015
Safety was good but found that some of the field management was low on organization. The project you were working on might not be the one the next day, so you would have to start all over, tools, equipment, access...
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Ft McMurray, ab – 19 February 2015
being my first experience in the industrial oil and gas sector, I was definitely out of my element. I was quickly mentored by a few co-workers that were... many years more experience than myself. The management was excepting of my lack of experience and provided me with guidance and support to quickly bring me up to the level i needed.
Construction Manager/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Sault Saint Marie, Ontario – 12 December 2013
The company style of management is dictatorial in nature, does not believe in open communication and is less than honest in what is presented at the interview versus what you get once you are an employee. I would not recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a career with a future.
Payroll Officer and SAP Time Entry Administrator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 July 2013
I learned a lot of skills on this job. I was involved with HR, and payroll. I maintained my own crew and administered ROEs, timesheets, data entry, terminations, crew moves, updated timesheets, resolved queries, payroll issues, etc.
Highway snow plow operator on Hwy 1 (Former Employee) – Pennfield NB – 9 April 2013
Great employees, very knowledgable and very willing to help the new guys. Our day would begin with the inspection of your truck and reporting any concerns, load the trucks with the required liquids and salt. Recieve instructions on your route and perform in a safe manner.