Civil Quality Control coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 8 December 2014
Review all testing and inspections performed during the shift. Coordinate with construction, inspections required and verify as per ITP. Communicate with Quality Manager and Project Manager of all Quality issues. Review and compile all documents with Document Control. Review Survey As-Builts.
Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician/Serviceman (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – 29 November 2014
We have a large fleet of equipment so there was always something new to do or learn. Most of the journeymen came from very different locations or backgrounds, so they had a large breadth of knowledge and experience.
Engineering hand for a Pipeline Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, Alberta – 12 October 2014
I would start a typical day by examining what tasks needed to be completed. Once on site I would write a safety form for the task. I would help the field engineer by measuring, calculating and holding the measure level for the engineer to shoot angles with a transit. Since I was the only crew member for a team that usually consists of three or more I held a lot of responsibility with the field engineer and managed most tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job was working close with the environment and learning about field engineering,
Work day not typical it changes daily you take the good and the bad Days. Learned What Not to do the next time.
Management is terrible lots of personnel changes in the upper ranks in this outfit. Not very stable and the bean counters order the work vehicle's. Co-workers are decent for the most part however there are the odd lazy ones that don't take pride in their work and you are just another number in the Corporate world here.
Working alone and the end of the day.
No one else wants to work in my location
Never no who your manager is and to many pay cuts here, pay structure sucks.
Laid off due to "lack of work" in the middle of a project
Carpenter (Former Employee) – Joffre – 1 October 2014
I was a carpenter there for 6 months. General foremen and foremen all participate in different forms of "Harassment" even though they say they strongly enforce it. I had to switch crews after about 3 months because the foreman on my crew was so rude and abusive to the journeymen on the crew. We'd always see him and the civil GF laughing about stuff. Hmm I wonder what?! 6 months into the job the General foreman gets me singled out for saying something I did not say. 2 days later, laid off. Meanwhile people who just got hired are still there. So many people in the field that liked me were shocked at how they treated me. It has since happened to another solid guy I know. Except they made sure he was banned from the client. They're mean and I won't work for them unless certain people aren't there on site. This is the kind of treatment that keeps Alberta's "labor shortage" going.
Top heavy, heavy handed management who doesn't see a good worker right in front of them.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Nisku ab – 11 September 2014
Hired as an electrician, treated badly by foreman and general foreman. Was fired and never told why, probably because I stood up for myself to general foreman, big misunderstanding. Everyone on crew quit, bad place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 21 August 2014
My overall experience while working for Ledcor has been okay. I have learned many new skills that I used to have minimal experience. Working with Excel daily has been so beneficial I believe to finding another career. My biggest struggle with this job is that it is contract work, so it has left me in a position to find a new job after an early shut down.
Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator (Former Employee) – alberta – 2 July 2014
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