Rig manager (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 July 2018
Essential is a great company to work for with lots to offer. They treat there staff very well.They pay very well and keep there employees constantly training and always come across new challenges to deal with and handle them professionally.
SUPERVISOR NITROGEN SERVICES (Former Employee) – Weyburn, SK – 20 June 2017
at one point and time, it was a great place to work however over time the infighting and petty squabbles became too much as usual the Red Deer crowd and there clicks lost fact that we are here to work not gossip behind people's back if you enjoy worrying about what group to hang out with then this is the place for you if you are looking for a place to work with security and advancement dare I say McDonald's would be a better fit.
Field Superintendant (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 November 2015
A typical day at work in the field superintendent role would start with a morning conference call, then update the server so that the corporate side knew where all the equipment was. Then you go through all the field tickets and timesheets from the previous day. Then if there is a job up you would dispatch a crew and equipment. Then start going through emails approving/not approving all the PO's from the field staff. On occasion there is equipment being designed in which case I would over see the design. Coordinate with field staff to ensure that the maintenance team completes any repairs required, on occasion fix it myself as well. Ensure that the warehouse has enough chemicals to sustain the current demand. Sift threw resumes and online applications in order to crew up more equipment. Conduct personal progress reviews with field workers and if need be terminate/discipline. If I find a good resume I would interview and possibly hire. Once all of that is done travel to a wellsite and conduct site audits. You don't get to go to the field every day however you could get out there a couple times a week depending on how far locations were from home base.
Company truck, fuel cards, and credit card, good work atmosphere
Long hrs, pay was low compared to competition, disorganized dispatch system