Supervisor (Former Employee) – Middle East – 5 October 2017
Worked many years in Underbalanced drilling and gained many years experience working in the drilling side of oil and gas. Worked in many different countries in the Middle East and gained knowledge of rotating equipment, separation equipment. A typical day would involve a 12 hour working period involved in drilling the well in an unconventional way. It was hard to work in the heat of the summer in very hot conditions. Hardest part of the job was spending up to 10 weeks away from home with a family. The most enjoyable part was spending time in that period with very good work mates who I still now keep as friends from all over the world.
I thoruoghly enjoyed my time with Weatherford. During my time there I was autonomously allowed to turn my dept around into a slick multi functional unit which worked seemlessly when someone was absent. I would love to have continued working for them for the rest of my career........
UK Purchasing Mnager (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 2 November 2017
Current work day is very busy and productive, gained significant management experience and negotiation skills. I have work well with internal and external supplier and made significant savings by negotiating pricing structures and converting these to fully executed contracts. I have been carrying out external suppliers audits and am competent in writing reports. Workplace culture has changed significantly due to the downturn in the oil industry. Most enjoyable part of the job is taking on a process that is not working smoothly and developing a process for the task to be carried out efficiently.
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire – 17 October 2017
Running the day to day Production and planning manufacturing for the month ahead, reconfiguration of stores layout to fall in line with manufacturing demands and dead lines. continuous improvement introducing cell manufacturing
Lead Engineer (Former Employee) – UK – 2 February 2017
was asked to move into the office by the engineering manager after several years in the workshop where I had progressed my skills from my trade as an electrician through to instrument technician, welder, etc. I had been involved in detailing bills of materials and test procedures so this was a natural career progression which I thoroughly enjoyed.
A typical day at work would be to catch up with my colleagues, have a health and safety talk and review and prioritise the days jobs. Management don't get too involved as they trust us to get on with the jobs we have been given. The workplace is health and safety conscious which ensures a safe and healthy environment to work in. I don't fine any part of the job hard and the most enjoyable part is being productive and having a happy workforce.
Weatherford was one of the good companies with skilled and knowledgeable senior engineering staff .But with oil crash and poor management vision and leadership all the good staff have left and company is below its critical mass. Still there are some capable people due to which company is trying to coast on stormy waters
Machinist/Fitter cnc mazak haas fanuc (Former Employee) – Great Yarmouth – 12 September 2016
shift work blame culture not willing to take on new ideas and modern manufacturing techniques low staff skill level too many senior members of staff. but, good easy money for simple work so you put up with it all.
Lovely employees, great salary and benefits. Very fast paced job.
Sales and Commercial Support Administrator (Current Employee) – Aberdeen – 31 May 2016
I would start at 0830 and check my emails and plan out my workload for the day, close out as many quotes as possible and then finish at 1700. I have learned how to deal with customers via telephone and email which has made a huge impact on my confidence and communication skills. I have also learned how to prioritise workloads and how to separate them throughout a typical working day. The management here are very genuine and understanding people. They provide help whenever necessary and really know how to motivate their teams. I get along well with all of my co-workers, some of which will be friends for life. Hardest part of the job can be how much work there can be. It is a very fast paced, high pressure job and can be really stressful at times, hence why it is a huge benefit to know how to prioritise workload. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the co-workers and the benefits within the company. It really is a good company to work for and I enjoy being an employee here.
Good salary and benefits, lovely staff and easy to get to