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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!
(10-06-2013 10:44 AM)Kdog Wrote:  I would say check out the instrumentation job. Haul truck driving is good paying and looks cool but it's not a very specialized skill (many women even do it in Fort Mac). With haul truck driving you're options are limited so where they use that type of equipment and down the line you might not want to live in those places or stay in camp. With the instrumentation trade you have so many options in where you want to work and it's a lot more specialized than driving a big dump truck. Also in Australia some sites are experimenting with haul trucks that have an auto pilot type function. So that job could be outsourced in the next 5-10 years.

Thx Kdog, that had crossed my mind that with HT driving you would be limited to the places where those big units operated and those places only. I've read that the Haul truck jobs pay really well which is what tempts me over and above anything else. I wish someone would convince me that the Instrument guys get similar big wages once they get their Journeyman cert.
10-06-2013 01:05 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! - Swearbox - 10-06-2013 01:05 PM