OverheadCrane,Skidsteer,Forklift&RodGuideOperator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 March 2016
-on busy season a typical day at work is lots of things to do and learn --i learned various equipment such as Skidsteer and forklift and in-house overhead crane operation and lots of material handling and management work involving in shipping and receiving in a warehouse/shop environment. -hardest part of the job is when hoisting the rods loading and uploading it in a trailers, for a indoor crane operator like me, that really need precision, timing and cautions all the time in the work place, to eliminate any accident that may occur in the shop. -enjoyable part of the job is everyones cooperation in doing their part in the operation of the shop.
lots of things to learn in shipping and receiving and material handling
not much over time, due of having 3 shift in a day.
Good Employers, updated tools, good supervisors, good pay
Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 March 2016
the Documentation Department help a variety of tasks. Education as to documentation processes, production of client.operation manuals, building cooperation between in-office and client departments. Management were easy to work with, offered excellent support and training to those serious in succeeding. The industry, being tied to Oil Exploration and Oil Production, was vulnerable to the world oil economy. Working with seasoned employees and supervisors who were willing to train and benefit their employees.
Working with seasoned employees and supervisors
The industry, being tied to Oil Exploration and Oil Production, was vulnerable to the world oil economy
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 February 2016
Lots of overtime when oil prices are high To many white hats Starting pay rate should be higher for this industry many people get hired threw" friends and family program" hire people who are new to the country cause they know they are desperate
Millwright Apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 January 2016
it's always fun to work with hydraulics and something that could potentially kill you if you don't know what you are doing. management is good but of course every company has it's own complications. Awesome co-workers who understands having fun and work at the same time
Foreman (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 December 2015
Although my experience at National Oilwell Varco was great and indispensable, it was always work work work. 10 - 12 hour days, always go go go while you're there. They're wasn't much time for a social life. How ever it gave me some great experience. I have now moved back to BC for a little easier of a life style since the Oil industry has taken a dive,
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 November 2015
I enjoyed working at National Oilwell Varco for 5 years but was laid off due to the down sizing in the company and current market condition in the Oil & Gas Industries. I was grateful for my employment there all the benefits of working for NOV and the great people I was able to connect with.
administrative assistant (Former Employee) – Tuboscope Division, Edmonton Rod Shop – 25 November 2015
My ability to use my multi-tasking and organizational skills to the fullest was exercised every day, handling everything from reception duties to purchase orders and payroll entries. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and was fortunate to have any required training and back up for the asking.
I enjoyed the multi-tasking required. It made each day different.
Because it was a rod shop, it was a dusty environment.