Productive only if you have a good yard or location to work on.
Pros: relocation out of state
Cons: management, low per diem, favoritism
This employer would be great if it was managed a different way. High turn around and in my location have been with 5 different techs in less than a year. I have also had pay issues which have been paid to me after being questioned. There are to many friends of friends working at this location and to many of them know operations manager, so if you are on a yard that is making money and you do something incorrect, they can relocate you and have one of their friends take over yard.
As far as job function, you are responsible for keeping up with your DOT driving logs (which they tell you when it is okay to work over 14 hours rather than staying within the law) and daily pre trip and post trip inspection on vehicle. When on location whether on yard or well site, you then are to maintenance the units used in fracking, example, frack pumps, tractors, sand movers, data vans, conveyers, and other units used. Maintenance includes changing of oil and fuel filters and changing of oil. Also changing out other various filters such as hydraulic and transmission filters and fluids.
There are generally two techs in a three man crew, the other being a supervisor. As for locations you can work throughout Texas, few locations in Oklahoma, New Mexico and a new location in Pennsylvania which I was assigned to, until recently.
Best part of the day is when you are able to work and make money because you are to pay back your draw amount. How that works is the company pays you 500 a week with in total can be 2000 or 2500 a month (of course) then you have to pay that back through the work you do. Once you payback that amount, then each unit you do, you then get commission.