Worked my butt off 12-14 hours 6 days a week for 13 months driving flatbed, water-both fresh and production, in every type of semi-combo imaginable. Did some safety work on frac sites, delivered drilling products to active rig sites 100's of times, delivered fresh water to rig sites for mud tanks, etc...gauged tanks, took production water to SWD's,etc...
grate pay, good equipment, plenty of hours, excellent morals and employees. willing to help employees the best they know how hardest part of the job is balancing family with work. job requires many many hours.
Crude Oil Hauler in the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota
CDL Class A Driver/ Trainer (Current Employee) – Belfield, ND – August 18, 2015
- Responsible hauling of crude oil via double tankers - Work safely and efficiently in extreme cold temperatures - Train various incoming employees on the strict safety requirements and daily functions of their new positions. - Ensure MBI and customers needs are met in a timely manner - Show dependability and professionalism in all situations
Welder/Driver (Former Employee) – Watford City, ND – August 6, 2015
Like the title reads..one of the fab guys came in drunk and was going to do a confined space repair in a gas tank…I told him to go home and we would cover him..instead he called me an a***hole ..so I said screw it.. I told the boss and then he sent him home…then after that I was consider a rat….then lost my job
When another co-worker who was also a long term boyfriend was injured in a car accident while on the clock the company but forward 100%. They were understanding of the necessary time needed to be taken off and without asking paid me for being in the hospital. The employees had an open workplace to easily communicate with the managers.
Field Safety Representative (Current Employee) – Belfield, ND – July 15, 2015
My typical day at work starts out with the line up with the crews, we cover out safety topics for the day, and I make sure they have all the proper safety equipment before heading out into the field. I will then send out and email detailing my safety plan for the day. After that I will head out into the field checking on the work sites and making sure all of my workers are in compliance. If there are any incidents during my shift I will respond to the scene, make sure all parties are safe, then begin my investigation and report. I would have to say the hardest part of my job is working away from home. I currently live in California, but I am working in North Dakota. I am a family man and it can be difficult to say the least. The most enjoyable part of my job is the many opportunities I have been given to learn and develop my safety career.
Water Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Ross, ND – June 18, 2015
Until the crash happened I was very please with MBI, work has been slow and do not understand why they keep hiring which makes matters worse, Though during the slow down they did keep us busy doing various different projects, that has not been the case lately
Company Driver (Current Employee) – Ross, ND – May 21, 2015
its is shift work 5 to 5 six days a week. I enjoyed the people I worked with the only down side was there was no one to turn too with complaints about management, seemed to be too much of a "good ole' boys club" It was a much better place to work 2 years ago but the pay and benefits were good.
water driver (Former Employee) – watford/belfield north dakota – May 15, 2015
MBI doesn't have many water contracts right now. They are still hiring lots of drivers but no work for them -water drivers sit around at the man camp not getting paid. Hours have been cut. No guaranteed hours. Just sit around until there is work to do. It's a good company, but not enough work to get paid enough when their man camp costs $400/month from your check.
Salt Water Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Watford City, ND – May 6, 2015
Due to the price of oil declining left a lot of workers with less hours to work. Before i would work 12-14 hours and my hours were shortened 8-10 hours. I enjoyed the job but the time away from my family took a toll on us and I had to come back home to my young children. I would suggest this company to anyone that wants to work and make money. There is not much to do in North Dakota. So if you get home sick easy this is not a place for you.
Most of my experience with May trucking was good. They just don't in my opinion pay enough per mile and not enough miles for the drivers. Otherwise I enjoyed working there and gaining on the road experience.
Sand hauler (Former Employee) – Williamsport, PA – December 22, 2014
Enjoyed the type of work I did ,the benefits and pay, some days the job was challenging ,other days to easy, I had fun and was always safety minded. Wasn't hard to put in a 12-14 hour day . Hardest part of the job was road conditions during the winter months on lease roads.
Wireline Operator (Former Employee) – North Dakota – October 6, 2014
Worked with the High Plains Wireline...Would've been a awesome job but....But good ol'boy management that lacked true leadership was incompetent at best backed up with cronyism, nepotism and lack of training for anyone other than a one of their kids or buddies..made it a nightmare. .Don't get me wrong if you get in a click you're gonna do fine..maybe until someone in management wants to get a family member or a buddy a job....
nice equipment, lots of hours
incompetent management no real hr or safety support
Water Transfer Tech (Former Employee) – Killdeer, ND – September 25, 2014
Where do I start?
It's a heavy manual labor position. Unfortunately, MBI Recruiter failed to state this. Was hired on as a CDL driver, but I have only driven one time. The rest is heavy labor. Work hours are typically 15 hour days, which is fine. However, they house you in Dickinson, which is a hour drive from the yard. By the time a day is finished, with travel time, you only get about three hours of sleep. How can anyone operate a Commercial Vehicle safely with three hours of sleep? Three hours of sleep for three weeks straight does not equate to a safe working environment.
There is no training. I was sent into the field and given little to no direction. The foreman would not say a word to me. I finally asked him if there is something I should be doing? He advised me to just observe. There is no direction whatsoever. There was no explanation into how and why things work. If you are rigging up or down, you'll just be doing hard labor, which does not require any training. It's self explanatory.
In the Water Transfer Division there are several Supervisors/Leads (Foreman). Most of them grew up together in Minnesota, and they are extremely cliquish. They openly talk down about the new guys (Green Hats), instead of properly training them. There are many days where returning to the yard at the end of shift that some of them smell of alcohol.
Coworker (Green Hats):
Most are helpful and will explain how to do things since trainers/foreman won't. However, there is quite a few bad apples who take on the trainers/foreman's point-of-views.more... The don't want anything to do with you because you are a brand new green hat. These bad apples are typically the green hats that have been in the department for three months.less