DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, Owner (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 9 April 2015
its to good to go early morning to work,i start work at 5am every day,i learned to drive dump truck and gravel truck,good management,co workers ok,when truck is overloaded to fix the weight is hardest part,enjoy when get good money.
Construction Co-ordinator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 January 2015
A typical day at work consists if meeting with the crew and conducting safety tailgates. Assign duties and expectations and support the crew.
It's difficult to "pin point" what I've learned because there's so much. I learn something new almost everyday ether it's to do with specifications or construction processes, there's always something to learn from.
The most difficult part of my job is handling all the different personality types. Although it's the most difficult, I look forward to it the most.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the end result and the feeling of accomplishment when the job is done and everyone can reflect on the hard times and good times of the job.
long hours, would like to get to fly home to visit family and friends more
Senior Quality Control Administrator (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 19 September 2014
10 hrs daily,I have learned a lot with Dufferin Construction, well organized company with strength and passion.Management at high level.Co-worker are helpful and cooperative.Hardest part of job when you work in night and have to meet the schedule.Final completion ( substantial completion because you know what went missing what we did correctly what was wrong....also for future improvement
as foreman, the beginning of the day would start off with me picking up my crew at the cement plant and driving them out to site. we'd then go over the locations of the taxiways and runways that needed reinforcement baskets installed. we'd have our daily tool box meeting and go over the hazards which were pretty much the same day in day out, as this job was very repetitious. i'd then begin filling out timecards for each person on my crew. a hour or so into the day i would meet up with my supervisor to discuss any changes or areas that needed to be done immediately so we could pave that day. i would then coordinate with my loader operator to have materials moved to these locations. this job taught me how to keep track of tools, materials and people on the jobsite. over all dufferin was great company to work for.
Superintendent of Asphalt (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 7 November 2013
Work/Life balance varies based on job and position. Job Security does not exist, regardless of your successes and/or failures. People are fabulous. Best place to learn about the business. The Salary and benefits are fantastic which help offset the work/life balance and job security cons. Health and Safety is Tops!!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Deux Rivieres, ON – 30 October 2013
Every day at work was a different experience with several challenges. My co-workers were excellent to work with & willing to explain what the procedures & work schedules were about. There was a lot of repetitive work & challenging to remember the different construction codes but manageable.
Heavy Machine Operator (Former Employee) – oakville ont – 14 August 2013
10 hour day Earth moving, grading loading rock trucks, excavate for sub grade, sewer work, i have learned about road construction residential, sewer,preparing new landfills for dumps I get along with all employees and management The hardest part of my job would be figuring out grades and slopes and gps systems The most enjoyable part of my job is doing a good job and leaving knowing i did a good job!
work focuessed, dedicated to contracts and commitments
General Labourer (Current Employee) – London, ON – 10 November 2012
Overall, good company to work for. Given many opportunities to learn different skills, such as, bobcat and fork lift training. Rewarded for my work performance by being appointed lead hand position, where I am expected to oversee fellow employees and quality of work. The hardest part of the job at times, is working throughout extreme weather temperatures and ensuring quality of work during those times, as well as safety of co workers.
family run - can be difficult to work your way up and establish a different position