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What To Expect

If you’re not already familiar with working in the oilfield, it is important to stress that it’s not for everyone.  The conditions involved with working in the field are unlike most 9 to 5 work environments.  In fact, here are some typical things that you could expect on a regular basis:

  • Working outside, even when weather conditions are less than favourable.
  • Working a 15 days on/6 days off rotation. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. are the usual working hours.)
  • Putting in a 12 hour day for more than 1 day within your days-on rotations.
  • Performing hard physical labour throughout an entire shift.
  • Driving long distances.
  • Working with a variety of people.
  • Traveling to remote field locations.
  • Working at night.
  • Getting dirty.

What do I need to get started?

Before starting a career in the oilfield service industry, there are a couple of key requirements:

  • Must legally be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with a Class 5 license, OR
  • Must be at least 25 years of age with a Class 1 and/or 3 license.  (There are minimum Class level requirements depending on the position.)
  • Must be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract.
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain a valid Hydrogen Sulfide Alive (H2S) certificate, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System certificate (WHMIS), the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certificate and First Aid.
  • Must have the means to support yourself for the first couple of weeks until your wages are paid

What else do I need to know?

Pay:
All employees are paid by direct deposit twice a month – once on the 15th and once on the last working day of the month. All wages are salaried and field bonuses are paid for dispatched jobs.

Benefits:
Employees are eligible to participate in the company group benefits plan after 3 months of continuous employment. Those benefits include:

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Medical and Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • RRSP Contribution Program

Training:
Safety of our employees and the people we work with is paramount.  Therefore, you will receive on the job training as well as the applicable courses you may need.

Substance Abuse Policy:
SynOil requires its employees to maintain a work environment free from alcohol and drugs.  All potential employees must successfully complete a pre-medical conducted with a 3rd party provider.  Once an employee, you are required to follow SynOil’s drug and alcohol policy at all times and will be subject to random substance testing.

Advancement:
SynOil is a medium sized company that has been around for about 10 years.  This provides an excellent opportunity for good quality employees to come on board to an established company and grow with us.  Bring your expertise, your strong work ethic and your desire to succeed to the table and you will see how much of a difference you can make!