Long hours of work per day; 12 hours a day with about 2 hours travelling time on top of regular work hours. I learned how to operate various computer controls in order to operate the heavy oil thermal extraction. The job can be lonely and long because of extended hours for 7 days straight, then 4 days off to catch up on sleep and switch from day to night shift work. Switching shifts is hard on one's body and health but all co-workers were extremely understanding and helpful where and when needed; you're never alone.
great wage and benefits
long hours and days; swing shift from day to night and vise versa hard on the body and mind