Dredging Operator (Former Employee) – ft mckay – 24 April 2014
This company is completely different from what you might think. In field, they are incompetent and don't have a clue how to manage. Very unorganized and poor morals and values, they cover up incidents and don't care about safety. If you are from a different place and they don't like you for any reason, you will be terminated. They are racist, especially if you go to Shell Albian site where there are a bunch of newfies who know each other from back home and they hire and promote based on who you know.
Field Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 December 2016
Working with Ceda, I've had the opportunity of being part of two divisions within the company which include Pressure and Vac, as well as Dredging and Fluid Management (Tailings Reduction Operations - TRO) Within both divisions, the learning experience was phenomenal, with experienced supervision passing on information in a lead by example fashion.
QAQC Document Control (Former Employee) – Bonnyville, AB – 11 July 2016
Input Data entry for Progress Reports, MTR Logs, Daily Inch sheets, Document Tracking, QA/QC(Quality Assurance Quality Control) Put together Turnover Final binders for finished products. Have a good knowledge of GA Drawings. Inspected and received Pipe, checked Length and Heat Numbers for pipe. Inputting and updating employee’s time sheets. Updated and file calibration reports for gauges and torque wrenches for shop and field use. Answer phones calls and send the appropriate documents requested.
Apprentice Welder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 December 2015
I enjoyed working with everyone in the shop and loved getting time to work alone. This job gave me plenty of opportunity for advancement and I gained a lot of knowledge with this company. The higher up were always very understandable and the friendliest people to work with.
Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Alberta – 22 March 2016
Very laid back pace. Lots of knowledge there taught by great people. I have 30years experience and still learning! The only negative thing was the site/camp rules. They somehow find ways to bring down morale. Its a very safe site.
Dredge/Pump Operator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 21 August 2014
Have learned alot about the oil sands industry and how to run a dredge and pumps. Have not been to impressed with the way management handles the employees, and how the information from management is withheld. Such as job security and wage and flight changes. Hardest part of my job is making sure new operators learn equipment properly and that they preform their jobs according to Shell standards. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things. The only thing is I was hired for my heavy equipment experience and have only run a loader for a few days. I miss it.
All camps had gyms, table tennis, etc. for workers to enjoy
chemical cleaner (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 10 April 2015
Enjoyable work enviorment. I learned cascading, causitc injection, operating a water truck, rigging and unrigging pipes and pumps. Management was good to work with. Co-workers were easy to get along with making the job much more enjoyable. The hardist part of the job was the cold and boring when on watch. I enjoyed living in camps and the comradeship with other workers.
Division Manager (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 20 January 2015
Not a bad place to work, management a little too cloudy in the direction of the company. This creates instability within the workforce. Been one of the biggest and oldest providers in the oil sands the company is not as mature as it should be.