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- 05.12.2012 #1
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- Somewhere in Texas
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Looking for oil fields jobs in Texas
Apply on line if you can,most oil companies have it where you can apply online,you will save a lot of time doing that.A lot of cities and towns in Texas are book up on motels.It's better to apply on line.
Do research on the company,like their turn around rate,pay,housing,benefits,how long they been in business for,what they are hauling. and there locations,etc...
If a company has a big turn around rate,most of the time that means there something wrong with management.
Always make sure your pay rate,and get it in writing.IF THEY WHAT PUT IN WRITING,WATCH OUT THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.
Some oil companies have temp housing up to 3 months most of the time.
Most of the time when the company has housing,is because there's no other housing around and after your stay in the free housing is up,you are on your own and it's a DOG EAT DOG for housing in some places in Texas,like Midland/Odessa and most of west Texas and small towns in south Texas most of time don't have any housing and when they do it will cost you a lot of that oilfield $$$$,there's a lot of greed going on right now on rent.You might can find a RV spot,but it will cost you,like in Pecos Texas some RV spots are going for $1000 a month. Your best bet is to look for jobs in or around cities like San Angelo,San Antonio,Corpus Christi,Fort Worth or Houston,they all have oilfield jobs and have places to rent at a lower price and also if the oil market goes bust and it does.
These cities have other jobs that aren't oil related and that's a good thing.One thing to think about if you buy a house in a town or city that is mainly oilfield related you might just have pay to much,and when the market goes bust and most of the time that's every 5 years,you just might be losing that over price house.
Make sure the company has good benefits,and ask them how much it will cost for you and if have family.If are the money maker for your family make sure the company has good benefits,who what's to pay a hospital $10,000 or more for a surgery because the company didn't any have benefits.
Ask the them how long they been in business for,because some new ones are fly by night and others are only picking up what the bigger companies can't do right then,but when it slow down the new companies go under most of the time.
Ask them all they do,if they are hauling only water to rigs,that's only good when they are drilling,but when drilling slows down in that area that means layoff time.
Go for a company that does other hauling like empties tank batteries, haul oil,have winch trucks,pump trucks also known as kill trucks.
Ask them where all their locations are,because if it slow down where you are you might be able to transfer to the companies other location.
For you want to be oilfield drivers that don't have your CDL,there's good
news for you,Places like Key Energy has CDL training.I don't know how long it is or how long you have to stay with Key where it want cost you out of pocket.Always read anything thing they want you to sign.
If you found a company you really want to work for,do what I do bug them call to see if they got your app,can you interview with them,just call,the only way for you stop bugging them is for them to hire you.
I hope all this info will help someone,before coming to oilfields in THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.
Just remember one thing there's a lot of back stabbing in the oilfield.
Last edited by son_of_thunder; 05.12.2012 at 10.54 AM.
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