Good people to work with, poorly organized management, poor tooling, poor communication between shifts
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Suncor – 7 February 2018
A typical work day is your on your own, sink or swim, its up to you to ask the right questions, find what you need to do the job, and don't depend on to much floor level supervision for solutions. You will learn more from the tradespeople on the floor then your leadership. I leaned how to do lots with nothing to work with, that's all I can say. KMC lower management very shady, different answers from all of them on all subjects, very poor communication between shifts. Workplace culture has improved from fearful to reasonable. Now they give you time for a sandwich at least. Hardest part of job is lack of tooling, very slow, un-prioritized training program, most supervision is less qualified then most mechanics on the floor. Best part of the job is 2 weeks off, and the employees there are great, but usually move on just like good management does.
2 weeks off every 2 weeks, quite night shift, new investments in tooling
Lack of organized, experianced leadership and poor communication at all levels