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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(04-13-2013 12:01 PM)Albertron Wrote:  
(04-12-2013 07:14 PM)salmonfella Wrote:  Guys i see this on an Irish job recruitment website they really must be stuck for service rig workers is this really the case??

What would the excellent working conditions mean? haha

The position they're hiring for is pretty much what I'm doing now. Depending on the type of service rig, they operate all year-round. Due to road bans and such, the mobile service rigs are the ones that get shut down but there are permanent service rigs that still need hands to keep them going. Technically, the starter position on a service rig is a trainee, so you'll be one above that position, and boy do they make you work.

45 hrs per week? Seems like some pretty lax hours, probably due to the shutdown.

The weather's starting to get warmer here, hence their take on 'excellent working conditions', i.e. no extreme cold or heat. Though you may be walking through some thick mud, I guess that depends on the temperature around May time.

Anyway, apply if you haven't already. They say some experience required but I started green, so you should be fine.

Now there's an under statement if I ever say one, thick mud, the Grande Prairie Gumbo is like fucking concrete once it gets on your boots. The worst is working a pipeline job in the spring, I learned that lesson last year, never again!

Guys, don't cheap out too much on the rubber boots, I go with the Purofort rubbers, although you have to take good care of them as one of my work mates lost one of his in a GPG sink hole last year. We tried for an hour to dig it out with shovels but it just wouldn't come out, pretty expensive loss, fucking GPG!




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04-17-2013 11:44 PM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 04-17-2013 11:44 PM