Incompetent Management Team, at all levels.
FRAC TECH (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – January 23, 2016
Asked to preform duties safely with you hands tied behind your back. Management only follows their policies and procedures when it is convenient for them. A typical day would be you are called at 9pm and told to be at work at 3am for a one day job, you show up at 2:30am because they want you to leave at your yard time. Then you might have to load products and equipment. You don't get paid until you get to location unless you are the one driving, which might be an hour to 5 hours away. You get to location an clocked in then you have to make sure all equipment on location is full of fuel. Might be 10 to 60 units. Might dispense 200 gallons or 4,500 gallons. On an easy site you might only have to fuel twice, on a hard one you might be hot fueling constantly for your twelve hour shift. Hot fueling is extremely dangerous, you have to fuel in between frac pumps that are 6 inches to 3 feet apart. In the summer time the temperatures range from 160-180 degrees between the pumps, oh it is quite load even with hearing protection. Then you think you are going home and management tells you that you get to stay for the next 5 or 6 days, hope you packed accordingly. If you consider this type of job, then you must love being dirty, wet, hot, cold, tired. Basically if your a tough sadomasochists this might be right up your alley.
When the market is up, more hours than you could want, 100 plus hours a week.
Constantly messing up your pay., When market is slow you might not work for weeks at a time with no pay.