As a Field Tech for Canrig, your on call 24/7 for 2 weeks followed by one week off, once called out you drive to the rig site, check in with site manager and other onsite authorities. while on site you are expected to perform required tasks from problem troubleshooting, correction, testing, collections, and reporting with little to no supervision, while adhering to company, site, and industry safety standards, once the tasks onsite are complete you may be sent to a different site to perform the same tasks again, home, or in some cases to a hotel, depending on the needs of the business, or time spent in the field.
Management is highly dependent on the coordinator on call at that time. I found that this can vary from overbearing micro management, to nearly absent management. Once you get to know the coordinators and develop a rapport with each of them, and they learn to trust you, and relax with you a bit more.
The other techs all were very accommodating with phone support when required, and are quick to develop friendships especially when working at the same location.
The most difficult part of this job is the amount of time spent away from home. If you live alone or with room mates instead of a family it makes things much easier, but not impossible for a family oriented person. Management does what they can to accommodate any scheduling conflicts with home life, but do expect you to be flexible enough to support an on call 24 hour support business.
Paid driving time, excellent benefits, paid training
Job security is completely dependent on oil and gas prices which is extremely volitile