Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 7 November 2013
During my day at Lafarge, I was one to work in many different area of the company. I would pick up parts and delivery them for the shop and for the gravel pit. I would do data entry from the work orders. I would even do the bank depositing if need be. Run equipment or testing gravel or concrete
Operator/Driver (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 15 June 2017
pre/post trip walk around unit make sure unit is ready an safe for the day. do paper work to be ready for a fast paced environmental busy day. see dispatch an safety personnel for todays ruloes an regulations on where the work is an what material they need.
Escort semis onto site that were delivering precast concrete Inspect all precast that was delivered. Monitor workers for safety and behavior Complete all paper work and file. Meet with the clients for reports and stats Order and maintain all safety equipment. Conduct orientations and all incident investigations
Ride up to camp Safe place to work Great work schedule
Infrastructure (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 October 2016
My job consisted of general labour and highway maintenance. I worked on a summer student crew that ran from April to September. We used different lawn machines and tools. I learned a lot about working with other people and working as a team. My supervisor was helpful in his explanations. The hardest part of the job was working around people who weren't necessarily wanting to work as hard as was expected. The most enjoyable part was being able to work with friends and in the outdoors. I also enjoyed learning new things and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Mélangeur de ciment (Former Employee) – Chambly, QC – 16 August 2016
environnement tres chaud l'été, travail stressant ,Nous devons faire des recettes par ordinateur s'ajuster constamment a la temperature toujours vérifier tous les recettes et la quantité d'eau sinon on scrappe la recette faire en sorte qui ne manque jamais de ciment sur le convoyeur c'est tres physique aller chercher le ciment avec lift pour ne jamais en manquer nous devons toujours prevoir et etre tres miticuleux et etre constamment concentré.
on apprend beaucoup et le temps passe vite car on arrete jamais
Lead Hand Labourer (Former Employee) – Exshaw, AB – 26 July 2016
A typical day at work would be doing general labour and spotting for heavy equipment. I learned a lot of things such as, Spotting, operating a skid steer, how to grade an area, how to delegate to my team. My management team was very helpful in teaching me new things and getting the job done safely and efficiently. My co-workers were alright, the only problem I hard personally was being the lead hand/ foreman of guys that are all 20+ years older than me. Once we dealt with that everything went smoothly. The hardest part of my job would have to be working shorthanded under a deadline, but the easiest way to get through that is give it 110%. The most enjoyable part of my job would have been getting to learn how to operate some of the equipment as well as being the lead hand.
RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 April 2016
Proper training was done. Clean and professional environment. Good benefits Co-workers were very nice It was busy during the summer and when the weather was not bad. Enjoyed the children Christmas party
Machine Operator (Hawkeye/Vibromac) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 January 2016
Great place to work, very safety oriented. The company is a little top heavy, felt like too many cooks in the kitchen. Left during the recent drops in economy, was having issues getting my proper Union negotiated wage for my position.
Labourer/Finisher (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 23 October 2015
We work as a team or crew, each of us have different jobs that needs to be done in a day if we can. We all work together to get the job done. I learned a lot from Lafarge for example using cranes, finishing concrete, using lots of tools that i never use before. Other than that before everyone starts working you need to fill up Field Level Risk Assessment ( FLRA ) which identify your tools or PPE or Personal Protective Equipment that you will need to use for your task or job on that day always safety first. Management is good we get our 8hrs or more each day and they give us lots of free stuff like sweaters, t-shirt ,fun activities and we get 2 weeks paid vacation base on seniority you can get more in a year. Hardest part of the job is the Layoff, when theres no job and order. The most enjoyable part was the activities they put in anyone in lafarge can join and your family.
Lots of Hours, Great Experience, Great Wage, Nice Machines
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Lacombe, AB – 8 April 2015
I loved working for Lafarge. I was operating machinery that I love to operate and there was always room to get on another piece of machinery. 12 hour days 6-7 days a week so the money was great. I love to operate machinery and that's what Lafarge provided. Great benefits and stocks too. Loved the people and the management.
Good place to work if you don't mond getting dirty.
Electrical Supervisor (Current Employee) – Exshaw, AB – 1 March 2015
Working at Lafarge in a cement plant is a dusty job and it is very important that you follow Lafarge's guidlines to keep your resperatory system protected. The local management are very welcoming and freindly. Communication issues are present and the efficiency of the maintenace planning could use some work. This being said I would recomend lafarge to anyone that is looking for a secure and happy place to work as long as you can handle working in a very dated process are. To lafarges credit the are always looking for ways to make the plant more safe and less impactive on the enviroment and surrounding community.