Journeyman Welder (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – March 18, 2013
Pros: camp accomaditions, payed flights
Cons: laying in mud
a typical day at work was very interesting, alot of same work over and over but thinking about going home on your days off just made everything worth while. i learned to master my ability to do overhead welding because we were welding on mostly pile caps. the management were great to deal with and could bring any situation up with them all coworkers – more... were really easy to get along with and to work with in the field the hardest part of the job would have been lying in under piles in the mud and getting shocks from being damp but that all a part of the trade.
the most enjoyable part of the job would honestly be knowing that at the end of the cycle youd be going home to spend time with your family which i havent done in 4 years prior. – less
11 Months I worked for Ledcor, then hired permanent by TELUS
Telecommunications LTS, I & R 2007-2008 (Former Employee), Interior South, British Columbia – March 18, 2013
Pros: great first level mangement
Cons: poor budget to pay mangers what they are worth...they should get as much as an engineer +
The Eleven months I was employed by Ledcor in the I&R telecom side for Telus I found to be most enjoyable. Ledcor strove for safe work standards and maintaning quality control. Manager at that time gave technicians under his supervision good guidence and kept intouch with excellent rapore.
I left Ledcor Tel to join Telus. I would work for Ledcor again.
skilled labour (Former Employee), Fort mcmurray, AB – February 28, 2013
Pros: money, food, camp, good people
Cons: long hours
It's a long shift working 12 hours 14 day's strate and with a job that changes every day but with good people at your side and learning some thing new every day makes it so werth it! In a work place with danger lerking in every corner it's a must to be safe, alert, and ready ledcor makes sure we keep safe so we can go home safe. giving the working grate – more... pay and seven days off after your 14 day's on is a grate way to travle and vent. The hardes part is being away from family. – less
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – November 6, 2012
Pros: can leave wallet at home as thier is no place to spend money up there.
Cons: had a terrible camp. stayed in one better than that in the late 80's.
Typical day at work started with safety meeting, then stretches, more safety documentation, then off to work.I learned many aspects of the oilfied industry as this was my first time to work up North. Management was great as they stood up for the workers and tried thier best to keep us happy.Co-workers were friendly and knowledgeable. The hardest part – more... of the job was the amount of time it takes to get a simple task done, due to so many safety factors. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new skills in the electrical trade. – less
Pipefitter (Former Employee), nisku fab shop, albion – October 22, 2012
Pros: good people great for training
Cons: no dsp for apprentices
It is one of the best companies to learn with their mentor program in the nisku fab shop you are 2weeks learning one job then on to the next one,but I left when I was a 2nd year for 2.5 times the money to phoenix industrial at long lake
Well managed, positive work environment, clean, safe.
Trades (Current Employee), Nisku, Alberta – October 20, 2012
Pros: above average work environment.
Cons: hard to think of any
Very good work environment. Management is friendly and approachable. Excellent safety culture. Quality work encouraged. Strong work ethic encouraged. Good team work. Friendly environment. A good place to work and grow.
Pipefitter/Steamfitter (Former Employee), Fort Nelson, B.C – October 17, 2012
Pros: horn river camp was awesome
Cons: the bus ride to and from work was aweful
Morning Meeting at 7am Got the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced Pipefitters out there. Management could use improvement Co-workers were fun and helpful The hardest part of the job was being away from my family The most enjoyable part of the job was learning
Great company to work for, I just need more time with my family.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – October 16, 2012
I decided it was time for a career change as I was burnt out and stressed out as a broker. I landed a job with Ledcor due to a family member. I have moved up very quickly due to initiative, asking a lot of questions and the willingness to work with others. I moved from laborer to Project Coordinator to now being trained as a foreman in the major earth – more... works, civil area. Ledcor has given me a wealth of knowledge in varying aspects of the job. I am definately richer for the experience. It just turns out that I want to be with my family, if I can find appropriate employment. – less
Safe site,safety was always frist,organized,clean,great boss and great C.S.O i learned a lot.
Labourer (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – October 2, 2012
Pros: i worked inside, learned a lot about construction management.
Cons: repetative work.
Early 7am start,where and all there safety concerns are and what to watch for when working in a dangerous parts of our site,management was good C.S.O and the our boss,my C.S.O taught me a lot since I've been studying to take the course at B.C.I.T for construction management,co-workers where hard working the hardest part of my day would have to have – more... been the morning when it would rain,and the most enjoyable part of my day would be coffee time and home time. – less
safety culture with some hard situations due to the nature of the proyect
Pipefitter (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – September 21, 2012
Pros: free lodge, transportation and food. good pay rate
Cons: long hours and extra commute to job site
this is a job that needs an extra effort due to the location,extreme weather and rotation of the personal, many situations to handle in very little time, management doing a fine job with the rotations and accomodation ,transporttcion of personnel, the job require 100% concentration of the perssonnel, every step of the way, at home, at the airport, at – more... the lodge, and at the jobsite. The proyect itself is a very interesting one, I personaly enjoy working on it. – less
Project Administrator (Former Employee), Various northern locations – September 19, 2012
Pros: great team environment, great self improvement programs
Cons: traveling away from home and family for work.
A typical work rotation starts with a flight from the Okanagan airport to a Northern destination. Upon arrival we get off a plane and find a vehicle one may or may not be provided. I would then drive typically 2 hours to a camp, unload my gear and head to site. During startup I would be responsible to furnish the office area with necessary items desks, – more... printers, stationary. After we have our management meeting to decipher the lodging requirements, transportation, equipment mobilization times and dates, and project materials. I would put together a master employee spreadsheet, and equipment spreadsheet based on a project schedule both organization tools for high volume tasks. After determining the project needs, I would contact head office and start the hire-on process, this included reading and filing of hundreds of resumes. Working on short deadlines (two weeks) to fill the first seats I would start calling potential candidates for phone interviews. I would use a set of questions I have built to determine the skill set and level of the interviewees. I would then shift into getting the candidates drug and alcohol tested and book the rooms for the upcoming weeks. I would also contact the safety department to schedule the orientations. as the first group moved into second phase d/a testing i would start work on the second group same process until all shift rotations had been completed. During orientations I would introduce myself and answer any questions about shift schedule, payroll, camp, travel, transportation, food, salary, benefits, taxes, and any special circumstances. After the hire-on process slowed I would then shift focus to capture project cost, tracking materials and production with spreadsheets. During bidding process the estimators put together a bid estimate, one of my jobs was to take the bid estimate and load the budget going through the project requirements and phases, this is the information i would use to create the tracking logs taking the cost code items I would then become the field liaison ensuring the filed supervisors and construction management had the correct codes allocated for the work being preformed in the field i would work closely with the field engineers and payroll department to ensure that we had not overshot our budget in certain areas. If we did need more time and cost dedicated to a cost code we would then re-evaluate our budget or go to negotiations with the client. Tracking extra cost items was also a daily task. during the project unforeseen circumstances will occur forcing us to re-evaluate or add to a specific cost item.
In preforming my job duties I learned a great deal about safety, people, business, and organization. working from afar was a huge challenge not being able to run to the store for materials or hire people in a face to face interview. I learned to manage my stress, taking a moment to stop and think or take a walk and re-evaluate the situation. Working in confined areas for many days at a time can often make other employees irritable, learning to handle people was one of the greatest challenges of all, Listening is your greatest tool of all, being sympathetic and understanding to employees that work away from family and home yet maintaining a professional attitude was one of the more useful things I have learned.
As Human Resources I was often faced with personal issues that arose for the field and office employees. It was really the hardest part, being that we worked abroad and had limited communication services I would receive notice and inform employees of hardships and family issues. I would then make arrangements to get them home and cover their shift.
The most enjoyable part of my position was the ever changing role and environment. I was able to move up and around within my company performing different tasks. It kept me learning and made me a more valuable employee. being one of the first on-site I could then mentor and coach other employees in the areas that i had been able to learn previously it made for more consistency in projects, and gave me an opportunity to fine tune my abilities. – less
what were your hrs every day? if I was going to work in on a industrial project how long can I expect my work day to be ?
Job Work/Life Balance
Great Company No BS
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – September 19, 2012
Pros: lots of work, very safety concious, camp
Cons: 21 and 7 turn around
Ledcor was a great company to work for (Fort McMurray). Lots of benifits, competive wages and great management. If your hard working and easy to get along with this company will keep you for years to come.
I was never impressed with the union CLAC, and felt at times it hindered the company.