Project Coordinator/Engineer (Former Employee) – Ft. McMurray Fort Hills – 29 September 2015
Always felt like everyone was on the chopping block, which ended up being true. Zero job security or loyalty to even full time, staff employees and engineers. Infighting between managers/directors. Some managers who were just completely clueless when it came to everything related to on-site activities. Oftentimes very unprofessional management. Job never felt safe even though you're giving it your all.
Great place to work.Couldn`t ask for better co-workers.
Haul Truck Driver (Heavy Hauler) (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 20 July 2015
A typical day at work driving a heavy hauler.The people I worked with were great,I have learned alot from them.The hardest part of the job is focus. You have to concentrate on what your doing and where your going.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Hills – 3 July 2015
Building ORE preparation Plant MSE Walls for Suncor Fort Hills project (OPP) • Placing MSE Wall Panels for crusher pocket • Backfilling and finishing work by leveling ground conditions • Operate Loader to move material, dirt removal and dirt placement • Building rumps for light vehicles and heavy haulers • Loading 40 ton rock trucks • Off-loading and loading drainage pipe and placing culvert for road way drain system
Have been called for other jobs due to my work ethic.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 21 June 2015
I get on provided bussing at 4:45 AM to arrive at CNRL Horizon site for 6 AM. From there I get in a van which takes us to our work site. Attend pre-work and safety meetings, then start the work day. I have an excellent crew and our supervision is outstanding.
LEAD EQUIPMENT TRAINER FOR NACG (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 May 2015
PSI meeting in the morning learned how to work safer and to understand the importabce of safety NACG has a good bunch of management people working with the operators have shown me that everyone is able to learn there are no real hard parts of the job if you follow the proper directions. the most enjoyable part of the job is when someone that i have trained suceeds.
haul truck driver/heavy equipment operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 6 April 2015
very good job, worked with some great guys, management was good, very safe environment to work in, the worst part of the job was losing work due to poor weather conditions and id have to say the best part of the job was staying in a nice camp and meeting new people.
Technical Services Lead (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 16 October 2014
I worked with a great group of people, the work itself became a little mundane, the same daily meetings which reviewed the same information multiple times a day. Direction from my superior was lacking and I wish I was able to have learn more in different parts of the company. It became apparent that once you excelled in something that's where you would stay. Originally the company had a program for new grads to work in multiple positions in the company to fully understand the full system and find a position they enjoyed, too bad it wasn't offered to a broader group of employees. All-in-all I was satisfied working with the company, it always boils down to you co-workers and superiors.
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Canadian Natural Resources, Horizon camp. – 9 October 2014
Had an interesting career, working with wide range of cultures. Worked long hours most of the time. Have my health, skills, willingess to continue to work. Get along well with people, am able to communicate. Present job which will end in December, 2014, I get up at 4:00 AM, work 12 hr. days, do some exercises at the gym after work. Learned throughout the years, everybody is to learn from, I am also equal to everybody.
Foreman (Current Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 30 August 2014
Foreman Duties as well General Foreman duties. Track time materials and equipment hours. Work directly with Esso contract coordinators. Crew line ups. conduct JSA reviews. Also prepare JSA's . conduct morning PSI as well as discuss safety topics with crew. Insure job set up is safe for all employees. Monitor job progress and document daily. My job can change with little notice. We work in the mine at Kearl, as Mine Support. Also tailings reclamation . Ditching projects, soils reclamation, We have large equipment, haul trucks, dozers, excavators, graders,and wheel loaders. I over see deferent types of work areas in and out of the mine. I always try to be a positive leader, my own experience as an operator, helps me under stand issues that employees and co-workers deal with preforming there tasks.
ten and ten schedule, large executive room
camp is very large. travel to site is half hour one way. travel alowance is small