Pros: the pay is good and the job is in anchorage
Cons: lousy management, threatining of your job all the time, you will get a bad attitude working there, you will smell like fuel when you leave at the end of your shift
You will work 12 hour shifts, expect to work when they call you in no matter what you are doing just drop it and get to work. when they do an incident investigation it's not to find out if they can correct the problem but who to blame and fire them. they threaten you with your job continuously to keep the safety and environment reports low. the famous line " would you put your career on it" is constantly mentioned to you as you are working.
management at the anchorage terminal has been clueless how to run the place for over 8 years. they hire people from the lower states to manage the place but have no idea on how the place operates.Instead of promoting a senior employee who knows all the piping, tanks, operations, how to transfer fuel around the facility,and lab work they hire a someone from the lower 48.
they rely on senior employees for answers then make bad decisions based on there inept "knowledge" of what they know instead of using the senior employees advice. more than once they have threatened to fire senior employees into taking new positions when they no longer need the position they have been in. basically they tell them your position no longer exists either join a work crew or leave and tell us by the end of the day. They certainly play the "favorites" game with employees.
This company says how important integrity is and filing supervisor reports for incidents. employee's have done that in the past and have been fired for their integrity. So, if you do get hired, think about that, they will tell you to always be truthful and have integrity but they will fire you – more... so what is the point?
if you want a job at the anchorage terminal you need 3 things. 1. play hockey semi pro league or college is a huge bonus. 2. play golf and have a low handicap.3. work a lot of overtime. more than anyone else and they will keep you around. yes, you will have no life, good paychecks and some job security not much, but some. them 3 will get you instantly hired. and don't worry about dui's they got employees there with two dui's so that is not an issue with them since they play hockey and golf so well.
The Koch brothers have a good philosophy with there MBM guiding principles its just a shame that it is on paper and not followed through with. It is talked about but about to show they mentioned for that rare occurrence a senior Koch person asked. One of them CYA things.
Overall, go to work on time, keep your mouth shut, do your work, work over 600 hours overtime ( seriously that much). never call in sick, report stuff, get all the drawings done ( yes you have to draw piping on graph paper to show you know where the piping goes even though you don't know what your drawing since its all underground. another way to get fired when you mess up ). do not get involved in the politics of who is lazy, slow, shows up drunk at work and no one cares etc. since they are all buddies that will get you fired quickly. Being outspoken is not good – less