Alberta oilfield driving jobs

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by hup, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Oldpete2112

    Oldpete2112 Bobtail Member

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    Go on Kijiji, send out resumes, and wait for the phone to ring.............

    No, seriously this is how it worked for me. Sent out about 16 resumes, got 9 phone calls back with offers. Picked one that I thought sounded good, and headed up there for work starting the sunday after I accepted the job on a second phone call.

    Money is what they said it would be, job hauling crude is downright easy, and the people are pretty good to work with. One my second rotation home now, and pretty #### happy with it. Flying back and forth, about three hours total to get back to the island and fishing on days off.

    If you have your oil tickets, and a clean license, it is pretty #### easy to get a job up in Northern Alberta.

    My buddy decided to just go up to Grande Prairie and look for a job. Took a hydrovac job and soon found out it is a young man's game......LOL. After being stopped by the DOT for the second day in a row, by the same officer who wrote them up the first day, he decided to move on. Funny thing is he refused to drive the second day because the shop never bothered to fix what they got written up for. The other "more experienced driver" never bothered to do up a log book, inspection (nah, we don't do that #### here, and quit writing stuff in your logbook you #### newbie) and found himself on the receiving end of some very expensive tickets and the truck on the end of a tow truck.....:biggrin_2559:

    Good luck to you, choice wisely!

    OP

    In short, my friend is either going to Sanjel who offered him a decent wage, or may come to work with me doing infield.
     
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  3. Bubsmash

    Bubsmash Bobtail Member

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    Well there is other places I also have been checking too job bank craigslist workopolis ect.
     
  4. nate980

    nate980 Road Train Member

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    Go into places and apply, you'll have better luck
     
  5. Onetrack

    Onetrack Light Load Member

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    I wouldn't mind getting on with them actually, not a high score on glassdoor but then again it is what it is.
    I applied for a high pressure operator position with them, based out of red deer - I can be away for extended periods but I don't want to relocate again, its too expensive.

    I'd like to get into fluid hauls, thats where the real money is - I figure environmental / pressure trucks would be a good start then expand from there - I'll stay away from hydrovac, its a mess.
     
  6. cariboo_kid

    cariboo_kid Medium Load Member

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    One big advantage to fluid hauls over your current work is the lack of downtime you experience now. When road bans are on you are waiting to get back to making good money while we are running flat out making huge overtime.

    I made $24,000 in two months this spring and was home in my own bed every night. This was while going out of my way to work manageable shifts, longer days were definitely an option if I wanted more OT.
     
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  7. Onetrack

    Onetrack Light Load Member

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    That sounds pretty good, who was that with ? - Actually I'd like to get on with UFA or Petro on site refuellers.. fluid haul / tankers, little body jobs.
     
  8. bobbyt

    bobbyt Medium Load Member

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    If your doing door pulls with a pressure truck, your equipment will get just as dirty as a hydrovac.
     
  9. Onetrack

    Onetrack Light Load Member

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    How about Parkland Fuels / Bluewave Energy ? Looks pretty good to me.
     
  10. cariboo_kid

    cariboo_kid Medium Load Member

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    I haul crude and produced water from wells. The pumps are always running so the fluid always needs to be moved, makes for steady work year round. Breakup means more trips to move the same amount so lots of OT.

    I just work for an o/o with a few trucks, but picked a good guy and am treated very well, with above average equipment.

    $28/hr is very common once you know your stuff, lots of guys make more. Figure in OT and with steady work $400-$500 a day can add up quickly. Just a matter of how much you want to work.

    Fuel hauling is probably better suited to where you live.
     
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  11. tctrucking

    tctrucking Bobtail Member

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    can any of you guy's tell me what "infield oil hauling" is, and what all is involved in hauling crude oil and produced water. 50 yr old , class 1 driver looking to get a job in the oil field. Thank's
     
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