Hard work, good people but terrible management
Frac Fueler (Current Employee) – Morgantown, WV – July 31, 2015
Working for PTLS was definitely and experience. We start our days at 230am and we dont usually get home until 7pm. Our "shop" is located in Morgantown but the frac sites we work on are located many miles away. A daily drive for us is 70 miles one way. We arrived at location around 5am and stayed until 5pm when the night crew arrived. The job itself involved dragging up to 300 ft of 2 inch thick fuel hose to all of the diesel equipment located on the frac site. Doesnt sound too bad but its heavy and requires a lot of upper body strength. On top of that we worked in any condition; rain, snow, hail, thunder and lightning, 90 degree blaring heat, etc. We also worked 24/7. By that I mean it didnt matter what event, we worked. July 4th, we worked, Christmas, we worked. Fracking doesnt stop for any holiday or social event. A typical work week was about 80+ hours with maybe 1 or 2 days off. The worst part about the job was management. They never knew what was going on, moved us around and caused lots of problems for us on a daily basis. The crew i was on was one of the best in my opinion. The guys were around my age, were fun and we all got along very well. The hardest part was the hours, again a typical day was about 16-17 hours long.
Company truck to sit in all day, employer allowed rest on the job in shifts.
management, long hours, weather